In a service in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday, friends, and family of Nathan and Megan Johnson celebrated Megan's life. Megan passed away last Tuesday after giving birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl named Eilee.
“Meg was a beautiful soul who touched so many. We will miss her and look forward to the day we see her again,” says Josh Wilson, Nathan's friend and bandmate to People Magazine.
He added, “The Celebration of Life for Meg was beautiful... Packed room. Lots of tears, stories, and laughter. At the end, baby Eilee was dedicated to Jesus in front of us all. Wonderful way to end everything.”
Megan lived an amazing life; at age 15, she contracted a virus that caused congestive heart failure, and seven years later, she received a heart transplant. It was earlier thought that Megan, who was a recipient of a heart transplant, died of heart-related complications. However, Wilson told People Magazine that doctors had told her that getting pregnant wouldn’t be an issue, and while they do not know the cause of death yet, it was not related to her heart.
Wilson shared that Nathan is doing well. He says, “We all hung out until late last night, telling stories and laughing. He’s got a lot of good friends surrounding him. He’s in love with Eilee.”
Even in a terrible time, Eilee is bringing light to her father. In fact, her name means sunshine “Nate didn’t know that. He loved hearing it yesterday,” Wilson says. “She’s definitely a light in this dark time. He’s already taking such great care of her. Typical new parent. Worried all the time, just like most of us are when we have our first kids.”
Because Megan was a heart transplant recipient, she had all of her organs donated. Wilson says, "Her eyes are going to help two blind people see, and the rest of her organs are going to help save over 50 lives.”