Olivia Neufelder, a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, worked with Margaret Smith ever since she had been diagnosed with liver cancer one year prior.
Neufelder always went above and beyond when it came to taking care of Smith. According to Smith’s longtime friend, Crystal Hamilton Roberts, the nurse would always comfort Smith by singing to her.
“She would sing this to Margaret whenever Margaret asked her,” Roberts wrote in a Facebook post.
“Never would Olivia ever say ‘give me a minute’ [0r] ‘I would but I don’t have time’,” said Roberts.
Smith’s favorite song was “Dancing in the Sky” by Dani and Lizzie. So, on October 12, when it became clear that Smith might not be around for much longer, Neufelder sang her this tune.
Roberts captured the beautiful moment on camera and posted it to her Facebook page on October 25, the day of Smith’s passing. Neufelder was forced to say goodbye.
This is another Video of the Greatest and sweetest Nurse ever. Ms Olivia, she would sing this to Margaret when ever Margaret asked her. Never would Olivia ever say give me a minute, I would but I don’t have time. If all nurses would take the time and Care for patients like Ms. Olivia I believe we would see a lot more healing!!!!! The definition of a nurse to our family would be Olivia…….
Posted by Crystal Hamilton Roberts on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The post has gone viral. In just three days, it amassed over 1.5 million views and was shared over 33,000 times. It’s easy to see why—Neufelder’s voice is beautiful, and it’s obvious she cares very much about Smith.
“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,” Neufelder revealed when she shared Roberts’s video on Facebook.
Smith passed six days after being told that she would not be able to get a liver transplant. Roberts set up a GoFundMe for her friend where several members of Potters House Church would donate their money for this much-needed transplant.
Smith had been attending Potters House for several years. Prior to that, she spent many years working in a garment factory and was a mother of two, according to her obituary.
Smith had told Roberts that Neufelder was an angel on many different occasions and Roberts wholeheartedly agrees.
Roberts was a touch overwhelmed by the enormous response her video has received, but hopes it will continue to inspire people.
“There’s always hope, there’s always someone,” Roberts told WZTV News.
For Margaret Smith, that someone was Nurse Olivia Neufelder.