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Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

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http://www.npr.org - Six months ago, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, in Colorado Springs, Colo., when they were hit by a speeding car.

Raphael was seriously injured. Ish, his only child, was killed. And while the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston, has formed a bond with the Hameed family. They connected after the accident, and Megiddëh visits Raphael and his wife, Heidi, to help with their day-to-day life.

"I was walking my son home from the library, and a car was speeding down the street out of control, jumped a curb and hit me and my son," Raphael says. "I didn't know what was going on when I was laying on the ground. I was trying to get to my son 'cause I thought he was alive. But Ish was killed on the scene."

Heidi says that two days after the accident, Megiddëh's sister asked for forgiveness. "My heart broke for her, actually, because I know that she has to live for the rest of her life with this. And I told her, immediately, 'Yes, of course I forgive you.' "

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