Nurse singing dying patient’s favourite song touches millions – National

A Nashville nurse is being called ‘an angel’ after a video of her comforting a cancer patient went viral.

The video taken at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, shows nurse Olivia Neufelder comforting Margaret Smith by singing her favourite song, Dancing in the Sky by Dani and Lizzy.

The 63-year-old patient had been battling liver cancer for a year and just learned that she was too weak to survive a transplant.

Neufelder decided to sing to Smith to cheer her up.

At one point, the nurse is seen wiping her own tears as both of them become visibly emotional, and tells Smith to smile and sing along to the chorus.

“I hope you’re dancing in the sky…And I hope you’re singing in the angel’s choir.”

The video was posted on Oct. 23 by Smith’s best friend, Crystal Hamilton Roberts, and has since reached over 13 million views.

In a Facebook post she wrote, “she would sing this to Margaret whenever Margaret asked her. Never would Olivia ever say give me a minute, I would but I don’t have time.”

Smith passed away two days later. Her wish was to play that song at her funeral.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral expenses.

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