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Welcome to our May Edition of Random Acts of Kindness!
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In Los Angeles there is a man named Mohamed Bzeek who undertakes something few people could imagine doing: he is a foster parent who cares for terminally ill children. At the start, he knows that his time with his foster children will be short. He recently lost one of his foster children to cancer.
Currently Mohamed is caring for a 6-year-old foster daughter born with microcephaly, a rare disorder which prevented her brain from fully developing. She cannot see or hear. He also cares for his biological son, who was born in 1997 with brittle bones, dwarfism, and other physical challenges.
Mohamed provides intensive caretaking for the children he fosters. He has a nurse’s aide who helps with care on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but is the sole caretaker in the evenings and weekends. Mohamed has not had a day off since 2010. In an interview with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, he said: “I know it’s heartbreak. I know it’s a lot of work. I know it’s going to hurt me sometimes. You know, I feel sad. But, in my opinion, we should help each other, you know?”
Mohamed’s kindness extends far beyond a random act of kindness. This is every day kindness, and a beautiful display of the depth of compassion to which the human spirit is capable. Thank you Mohamed Bzeek for the kindness, compassion, and love you extend to your foster children!
It doesn’t take money or talent to be kind. Give random acts of kindness a try. We’d love to hear about the kindness you spread into the world! Feel free to post stories about your acts of kindness on our Facebook page!
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
– Scott Adams
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