Heart transplant survivor passes away hours after bring to life very first kid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Meredith)– A female who made it through a heart transplant surgery 7 years ago passed away less than 24 hours after giving birth to her very first child.

Christian music artist Nathan Johnson and his other half Megan invited their newborn child into the world just before 2:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Megan had a smooth delivery, Nathan’s bandmate, Josh Wilson, wrote on the household’s GoFundMe page. The brand-new mommy held, fed and burped her infant lady, Eilee Kate. Her partner joyfully published a picture on Instagram to celebrate the birth of their child.

“Happy Birthday Eilee Kate Johnson,” he wrote. “Megan was/is a professional and feels fantastic. Her heart worked perfectly the whole time and Eilee presented herself quickly and smooth. I am an abundant male!!!”

The couple spent 6 hours with their newborn, before Megan began to experience problems.

By 11 a.m., Megan passed away. Currently, it’s unclear exactly what caused her death.

Megan, who was raised in Ferguson, Missouri, contracted a virus at the age of 15 that resulted in myocarditis, a possibly fatal heart disease.

Her condition got worse, and she had a heart transplant in 2010 in her home town. She blogged about her journey online and in a book titled,”

Megan’s Heart. “One year after her heart surgery, Megan wed her spouse Nathan and transferred to Nashville.

Friends and household began a fundraising effort after learning about Megan’s death.

On Thursday, a GoFundMe account targeted at raising $40,000 exceeded that objective and reached $330,168 in just one day.

Megan’s funeral service will be hung on Sunday in St. Louis.

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