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.