Woman In Coma For 42 Years Passes Away

The last words that Ewarda O’Bara said to her mother before slipping into a coma in 1970 was “Promise you won’t leave me, will you, Mommy?” . And her mother and family kept that promise. Ewarda passed away today after spending 42 years in a coma after falling ill as a teenager and slipping into a diabetic coma. Edwarda’s mother stayed by her side for 38 years of those years,  talking, reading and playing music to her. During those 38 years she cared for Edwarda at her home, refusing to institutionalize her, and had not slept for more than 90 minutes at a time. When Edwarda’s mother died 5 years ago Edwarda’s sister took over the care taking, which required her to be turned every two hours. Rest in peace.

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11 responses to “Woman In Coma For 42 Years Passes Away

  1. Gad, sometimes you are hit with signs of true love

  2. My heart goes out to such a family. It’s not easy to be a full time care giver.

  3. Binky

    That is true family love and dedication.

  4. I’d read that her last words were : Mom, I’ve always save the allowance money you’ve given me, it;s buried… -gurgle gurgle… out-rush of breath…..”

  5. susi spice

    i am totally gonna get a backlashing for what im about to say… but i do not think this is love. i think this is the epitome of selfishness, the mother was obviously in enormous grief and distress and couldnt let go of her daughter to rest in peace all those years ago. the 42 yr old coma person had absolutely no quality of life and i would put money on the fact that the daughter would have HATED the fact that the mother put her, herself and the family through all this sacrifice and torture for nothing. i think the mother needed some serious grief counselling and no one should have let her keep her daughter in such a state. this didnt inspire me it made me angry that somoene could force another human being to live in a coma state knowing it would never change and that it would only make everyone in the family suffer hardships and not have quality of life. grr!

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