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This story makes you count every one of your blessings.  It also inspires you to hear about a family who stood beside their daughter for over four decades, making sure that she had everything she needed.  This woman grew old in her coma, and her mother was right there till the very end. A Miami woman who spent 42 years in a coma, inspiring a book about her family’s ceaseless dedication to her care, has died at the age of 59. Edwarda O’Bara passed away Wednesday, her family said. “It is with great sadness I inform everyone my sister Edwarda is now with the Lord in Heaven,” said a  statement   on the family’s website. “She then closed her eyes and joined my Mom in Heaven,” sister Colleen O’Bara, a devout Catholic, wrote. O’Bara’s mother, who died five years ago, had been her daughter’s constant caretaker since Edwarda slipped into a coma in 1970. A high school student who had dreams of being a pediatrician, Edwarda had taken her diabetes medication and vomited, The Miami Herald  reported. As she slipped into a diabetic coma, Edwarda made her mother, Kaye O’Bara, promise to not leave her side. And she didn’t for nearly 40 years. O’Bara kept Edwarda at home in Miami Gardens, feeding her daughter through a tube, turning her over every two hours to avoid bedsores, reading to her and surrounding her with music and conversation, the Herald reported. READ MORE

Woman Dies After Being in a Coma for 42 Years

This story makes you count every one of your blessings.  It also inspires you to hear about a family who stood beside their daughter for over four decades, making sure that she had everything she needed.  This woman grew old in her coma, and her mother was right there till the very end.

A Miami woman who spent 42 years in a coma, inspiring a book about her family’s ceaseless dedication to her care, has died at the age of 59.

Edwarda O’Bara passed away Wednesday, her family said.

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