Margaret Smith, 63, was told she was too sick to handle the liver transplant she had been waiting for a long time because her cancer had become very aggressive.
Margaret was admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center due to a rapid decline in health. She had been suffering from liver cancer for about a year. During her confinement, the pain she felt was too intense that they had to give her a powerful dose of anesthesia to stop her suffering.
However, it was not precisely anesthesia that stopped the pain, but the action of Oliva Neufelder, a nurse who stayed by her side while the anesthetic effect dissipated.
The nurse stayed by the bed to sing her patient’s favorite song and is the same one she wants at her funeral.
Olivia is a nurse at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and in an attempt to prevent Margaret from feeling scared or desperate; she took Margaret’s hand and started singing “Dancing in the Sky” while another nurse administered the medicine.
The moment was captured by Megan, Margaret’s daughter, and despite being heartbreaking; it provides so much relief and comfort to see the work of these nurses. The video was shared on Facebook so that Olivia could see it. Now it has been viewed 4.4 million times.
“There are no words to express our debt and the love we feel for Olivia, whom my mother called ‘an angel,'” Megan wrote.
“You give yourself to your patients in a way that I have never seen and you really are a ray of light. I will never be able to thank you for the compassion and affection you gave my mother.
Despite the tears, Olivia stayed with the patient until the end and even made her sing and smile. The nurse clarified that she had recently gone through the death of her grandmother so Margaret was the one who really helped her.
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