Christian artist JJ Heller has taken to Facebook to plead for help for a friend who is facing an unthinkable tragedy.
“This is my friend Nathan. He plays electric guitar and I toured with him all year last year with Josh Wilson and Jason Gray,” Heller begins. “Yesterday his wife Megan gave birth to their first baby, sweet Eilee Kate. A few hours later Megan went home to be with Jesus.”
Heller’s post links to a GoFundMe page with more details:
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.
About 9 or 10am, Meg started having trouble. By 11am, she was Home.
Needless to say, Nathan is devastated. There are no words for this, so I won’t really say much more. Here is what I know. Nathan is a wonderful man and an amazing father. He loves his daughter dearly.
Friends are trying to raise enough money so that Nathan can stay home with his daughter for at least six months and not have to worry about anything.
In just four hours, the fundraiser has already raised nearly $100,000. The response has been so overwhelming that the goal has been increased at least twice.
Heller is known for her soft voice and songs about children and parenting.