Nurse Olivia Nuefelder was caught on video singing to Margaret Smith, a 63-year-old cancer patient, just two days before her passing.
The video filmed last week at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, US, went viral on social media sites, published The Washington Post.
Nuefelder, 23, tried to comfort her patient and sooth her pain in her final hours. She posted her condolences on facebook saying “Miss Marg has touched my heart in such an indescribable way, I am so humbled and honored to be a Nurse. My thoughts and prayers are forever with this amazing family.”
The video shows Nuefelder tearing up as she gently caressed Smith’s hand, leaning in and singing the song requested by her dying patient: “I hope you’re dancing in the sky. I hope you’re singing in the angel’s choir. I hope the angels know what they have. I’ll bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you arrived…”
Smith’s daughter shared the video and note of appreciation to nurse Olivia, saying: “This nurse sat with my mom for hours while the medicine from too much Anesthesia and sang a very special song to my sweet mother to comfort her. You never left her side by choice!! Words cannot describe the appreciation and love we feel for nurse Olivia who mom calls her angel! Your dedication to your patients is beyond any that I have seen, you truly are a beam of light and I cannot thank you enough for the compassion and care and love you shared for my mother. God bless you Olivia!”