Family Of Crash Suspect Meets With Victim

Ishaq Hameed was walking on the sidewalk with his dad, Raphael, in July when a driver crashed into them.

The 5-year-old was killed and his father was rushed to the hospital.

There's not a day that goes by that the Hameeds don't think about the accident that took Raphael's right leg and their only son.

"Each day was a new accomplishment and in an instant it's all over," said Raphael.

11 News spoke to him a month after the crash from his hospital bed.

Police say the driver, Xyrhah Goldston, lost control after taking a curve on Murray Blvd near Platte.

"No animosities on my part. I'm not mad at anybody," he told 11 News then.

It's a feeling the Hameeds stood by, including on Friday when they met the driver's sister.

11 News was there when the three met for the first time.

Megiddeh Goldston greeted Raphael and Heidi Hameed with hugs.

"I'm just glad we finally met," said Heidi.

The two families are connected by tragedy, but you wouldn't find any ill will between them.

"I feel gratitude, easily they could be malicious towards us," said Megiddeh, the suspect's sister.

While Raphael is now out of the hospital, the cost of physical therapy and a prosthetic leg is looming.

"Our hands are tied, [Heidi's] taking care of me and we have no financial back," said Raphael.

The suspect's sister is hoping the community that was touched by the Hameeds story, does not forget about them.

"I wish I could personally give that much, but what if it happened to you?" said Megiddeh.

While the couple have a long road ahead of them, they do have one message to the woman accused of the crash.

"Forgive yourself. That's it, forgive yourself," said Heidi.

Click Here for the Hammed family's 'GoFundMe' page.