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Nate Rhoades inspires childhood friend’s songs

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To watch the videos of Emily singing her songs for Nate at the hospital, visit:

https://vimeo.com/670383240/3920586421

“Don't You Worry About  Me”

https://vimeo.com/670383489/1fa9202365

"First Friend"

https://vimeo.com/670383920/8ceeba52fe

 

By Marianne Ratcliff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Nate’s childhood friend, Emily Hahn, 21, sang with the Rhoades family in Nate’s hospital room Jan. 25. Her song, “First Friend,” was written about Nate as soon as she heard about his traffic accident on Jan. 20.

As she was alone with Nate in his hospital room on Jan. 25, Emily sang “First Friend” to him for the last time. She then touched the strings to her guitar and spoke to Nate’s spirit: “What would you like to say?”

She said the words to her second song, “Don’t You Worry About Me,” then came to her as though directly from Nate. “It felt like a flow, it was pretty spiritual,” she said.

When she left Nate’s room, she went outside to capture the words she had sung, which make up the chorus to the song she plans to continue to write with Nate’s family. “It’s really their song,” she said.

“I felt like Nate was always the person there for everyone,” Emily said. “He is still telling people not to worry about him because he’s there for them. He is saying, ‘Let the people who love me know they don’t have to worry about me because I’m OK.’ ” 

Emily said Nate also played guitar and on his Instagram in 2018, he sang “Heaven’s Not Too Far.”

“Nate was a beautiful person,” Emily said. “The power of Nate that people are feeling is totally his spirit. He is still affecting people.”

“I am so glad they can honor Nate,” she said of her songs.

 

To watch the videos of Emily singing her songs for Nate at the hospital, visit:

https://vimeo.com/670383240/3920586421

“Don't You Worry About  Me”

https://vimeo.com/670383489/1fa9202365

"First Friend"

https://vimeo.com/670383920/8ceeba52fe

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