Sad! World’s Longest Coma Patient Dies After 42 Years In Coma

Edwarda O’Bara was a high school student in 1970 when she fell ill, threw up her medicine and slipped into a diabetic coma at the age of 14. She died on Wednesday in Miami at the age of 59, after spending four decades in a coma.

But before she became comatose she turned to her mother and pleaded with her to ‘promise … you won’t leave me.’

Her mother stayed true to her word, enduring a grueling schedule to constantly stay near her daughter until the mother died five years ago and the woman’s sister became her primary care giver – until Edwarda passed away on Wednesday.

Her family ( her sister Colleen and mother) stayed by her side, caring for the ailing woman and keeping her company for the past 42 years.

So sad!

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Adjarho lilian November 25, 2012 at 4:36 PM - Reply

    42 yrs? Whoa! Shee needed he rest for sure! Pathetic indeed!

  2. Peter November 26, 2012 at 8:34 PM - Reply

    I don’t think I’ll have the patience 4 that o….42yrs ke…

  3. Querida lissa k zamani April 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM - Reply

    How sad,may her soul rest in peace

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