Foster father only takes in terminally ill children

“He’s the only one that would take a child who would possibly not make it."

February 10 2017

Bzeek has a 20-year-old son of his own who was born with brittle bone disease and dwarfism. He was married to a woman who whom he began fostering children with all those years ago; however, she fell ill prior to their divorce and died shortly after.

Bzeek said his wife was always the "strong one", but says the key to doing what he does is to love them like they are his own.

“I know they are sick. I know they are going to die. I do my best as a human being and leave the rest to God.”


Depite the massive costs required for looking after a sick child, Bzeek only gets paid $1,700 a month.

Since the article was published, a Go Fund Me page was set up to support Bzeek and his family.  

"I was feeling overwhelmed and disturbed by all the hate speech I was seeing on internet. Then I stumbled  across the article  in the L.A. Times .  I started reading it and promptly burst into tears," the page says.   

"It was healing to read about someone who is so genuinely good.  I was touched by his gentleness, his loving-kindness and his dedication to his children.  Mr. Bzeek inspires me to be a better person, and to focus on being of service to others."

In one day strangers have donated over $100,000.