An amazing thing happened in Tennessee you probably didn't hear about, and it's a remarkable story of tragedy and community outpouring.
A truly stunning story is unfolding right now in Nashville, a story that has touched people nationwide and prompted an outpouring of support. Christian music artist Nathan Johnson and his wife Megan had just given birth to their first child, Eilee Kate, when tragedy suddenly struck and Megan died from complications from her pregnancy just a few hours later.
Devastated, Nathan Johnson started a GoFundMe page to help with expenses and to support the family, and he was truly shocked by the response. As of Saturday afternoon, the family had raised nearly $400,000, a result that left Johnson in tears, he said in an update on the GoFundMe page.
It’s still not quite clear what caused Megan Johnson to die. But Nathan Johnson and his new daughter are surrounded by friends and family in Nashville and a whole lot of support from the community as they seek to rebuild their lives.
“Posting another update. This page has been live for less than 24 hours,” the GoFundMe page states. “You all have raised a quarter of a million dollars. I can’t quit crying. Nathan and Eilee, we love you. Meg, we miss you. I’m raising the goal again. We’re sending this girl to college.
“My name is Josh Wilson, and I have the privilege of knowing Nathan Johnson. He plays guitar in my band. Nathan loves life. He loves people. He loved his wife, Meg. He talks about her every day. Half of his posts online are about his “boo,” his “goddess,” his “beauty.”
“Yesterday, Megan went Home to be with Jesus. At about 2:40am, she gave birth to the beautiful miracle who is “Eilee Kate.” The delivery was beautiful and smooth. Nathan and Megan got to be together with Eilee for about 6 hours. Megan held, fed, and burped little Eilee. Nathan says they couldn’t sleep because they were too excited. They talked all night and morning.”