With their mother hospitalized with a collapsed lung, her children say she's still reeling after a violent racist attack.
"My mom, she's a strong woman," said Itisha Washington, the victim's daughter. "She's recovering. She had to have a chest tube put in. She's in a lot of pain."
Cellphone video shows 57-year-old Ann Marie Washington with police Friday, moments after she was attacked by a man who allegedly yelled racist insults at her, unaware at the time that she had been stabbed in the back. Now, some elected officials are demanding the NYPD and MTA do more to investigate and find evidence.
"Why don't we have a photo that is all ready? Why don't we have an artist's sketch?" said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
"Anyone who has any kind of footage, cooperate and get this perpetrator off the streets as fast as possible," said Anthony Washington, the victim's son.
Adams says responding officers failed to take action after a witness told them the attacker ran onto a southbound Q train.
"An immediate notification should have been made to the next station. Police should have been dispatched," he said. "Now we're playing catchup."
They took it upon themselves to share a description of the suspected attacker.
"He was a young white male in his late 30s, early 40s, perhaps, clean, clean shaven, dressed clean," Itisha Washington said.
And they issued a warning to an attacker who they say was motivated by hate.
"You're going to get caught," Itisha Washington said. "It's only a matter of time."
Supporters are angry that police are not investigating this as a hate crime. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward of $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.