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.