PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On the surface, Carol McCloud and Abdul-Kareem Salahuddin have little in common. She’s Irish Catholic, he’s a devout Muslim. She’s white, he’s African American. But after tragedy brought them together, the duo realized they are the same on the inside.
In August 2014, Salahuddin lay on his death bed. Diagnosed with hepatitis C decades before, his condition had deteriorated to a level where he needed a liver transplant or he would die.
“Most of my friends had that look in their eye, like ‘Ah, he’s not going to make it,'” said Salahuddin.