After the horrific massacre at Pulse night club in Orlando, which left 50 people dead and over 50 injured, hospitals issued an urgent request for blood donations. Soon, donations centers were filed with people waiting to donate.
One of these people was a man named Mahmoud ElAwadi. While donating blood ElAwadi, a 36-year-old Egyptian Muslim immigrant, shared a photo of his experience giving blood and his message has resonated with thousands.
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In the post, ElAwadi describes himself as a proud Muslim American and although he is fasting for Ramadan, he along with hundreds of other Muslims, donated blood.
His post describes that in the midst of this tragedy, thousands of people of all races and religions took a "stand against hate, terrorism, extremism and racism" that day by responding to the urgent request for blood.
At the end of his post, ElAwadi called for all Americans to come together and unite against "those who are trying to hurt us."
The post was received with loving comments and has been shared over 178,000 times on Facebook.
See his message below: