Foster Father Takes Only Terminally Ill Children

Tears flowed from my eyes as I read about a man that is now taking care of a bedridden 6-year-old foster girl with a rare brain defect who is blind and deaf; has daily seizures; and her arms and legs are paralyzed.  This devout Libyan-born Muslim has been taken care of her for all of her life.  But the story does not begin there.  He has been doing this type of care for more than two decades.  He has buried about 10 children.  Some died in his arms.

A bright lightIf you want to read about the most touching story about a person that gives and asks for nothing in return, you have to read this article that was in the L.A. Times, ‘I know they are going to die.’  This foster father takes in only terminally ill children.

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I am a long time scouter who enjoys International Scouting. I have a Ph.D. in BioStatistics and have worked in Environmental Research for most of my career. I have received the Hornaday Gold Medal so I am very focused on our environment. I also earned the Eagle Scout Award in 1962.

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