A disabled man featured on the new A&E and LMN series 24 to Life is now homeless, and the show’s producers are doing their best to raise money for the man.
In a video made for their GoFundMe page, the show’s producers tell viewers that Raphael Hameed has hit hard times since he filmed the show last year. Raphael was featured on ’24 to Life’ because he was struck by a car driven by a woman who was speeding. Raphael lost his leg, as well as his young son Ish in the accident, yet he chose to forgive the woman, Xyrjah Goldston, who had caused the accident.
Xyrjah was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault, and ’24 to Life’ documented her last 24 hours of freedom before prison. She used some of that time to apologize to Raphael for what she had done. He forgave her, despite the fact that her actions left him without his leg and without his son.
“The compassion I witnessed [from Raphael] while we filmed was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” Adam Linkenhelt, the show’s senior producer says in the video. “He had no hate, and he meant it. He said, ‘I forgive you…it was the truest thing I’ve ever filmed and been a part of.”
Adam, along with producer Pat McGee, set up the GoFundMe page after they learned that Raphael is now homeless and living in a shelter.
“We’re trying to raise some money to help Raphael get off the streets, or just assist his life,” Adam says.
Watch the full GoFundMe video below to learn more about Raphael, or click here to make a donation.
I’m wanting to see if there is still a go fund me or other means that they r still trying to raise money for Rapheal and his family. I could not get into the go fund me to donate.
Oh it is so sad to hear this I will be praying he gets the help to get of the streets. I wish I could help but for not my parents giving me a bed to sleep in I would also be honeless. He is of strong faith and had God in his heart I pray that some church in his area will stand up and help him get a place to stay.
Abandoned chimps have $285k in their go fund me account. This sweet guy has $600. C’mon man!
Ah poor guy
Such a caring individual. I hope he gets the help he deserves.
It’s about time decent genuine people in need were helped
Instead of reality idiots like kardashians/jenners and the mtv lot
I pray he gets the help he deserves
God bless him