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Hatimaye raia wa Marekani Bi. Edwarda O' Bara (59) aliyekuwa akisumbuliwa na ugonjwa wa kisukari uliosababisha azimie kwa kipindi cha miaka 42 amefariki dunia. Taarifa zinaonesha kuwa alipoteza fahamu akiwa mwanafunzi wa Sekondari mwaka 1970.

Dada wa marehemu, Bi. Collen O' Bara, aliliambia gazeti la Miami New Times, la mjini kuwa ndugu yake alipoteza fahamu mwaka 1970 akiwa na miaka 16 na tangu hapo hakuweza kufahamu lolote hadi 29/11/2012 alipofariki dunia.
 
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[h=1]42 years in a coma: Longest coma patient ever Edwarda O'Bara passes away[/h]

Edwarda O'Bara (left: as a 14-year-old and right as a four-year-old child) was a high school student in 1970 when she fell ill, threw up her medicine and slipped into a diabetic coma. She died on Wednesday in Miami at the age of 59, after spending fo
The world's longest coma patient, a Miami woman who had been called the 'Sleeping Snow White' during the 42 years she remained comatose, has died at the age of 59.

Edwarda O'Bara was a cheery high school student in 1970 when she suddenly fell ill, threw up her medicine and slipped into a diabetic 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.


Sisters: Colleen O'Bara leans over her sister, Edwarda in April. Colleen cared for her sister full time after their mother passed away in 2008

As a popular 16-year-old, Edwarda had a bright future ahead of her but then she became ill with a severe bout of pneumonia.

In the early hours of January 3 in 1970, she 'woke up shaking and in great pain because the oral form of insulin she had been taking wasn't reaching her blood stream,' according to her family.
She was rushed to hospital and as she lay in her bed, she turned to her mother, Kaye O'Bara, and pleaded with her to stay near.

'Promise me you won't leave me,' the teen begged her mother, according to the Miami Herald.
Terrified, O'Bara assured daughter, 'Of course not. I would never leave you, darling,' having no idea of the long ordeal ahead.

The mother kept that promise, taking care of her daughter, until Kaye O'Bara herself died five years ago.

Tragic: Edwarda (pictured as a 14-year-old girl) suddenly fell ill in 1970 and has been in a coma ever since

For more than 35 years, Kaye O'Bara remained constantly by Edwarda's bedside, enduring a grueling schedule to give her daughter around the clock care.
She would only sleep for 90 minutes at a time, so she would always be accessible to her daughter.

The devoted mother would not institutionalize Edwarda, even though the financial burden became a great challenge to the family.
"Promise... you won't leave me," the teen begged her mother. "Of course not. I would never leave you, darling," her mother replied.


Though Kaye died at the age of 80 on March 7, 2008, she never gave up hope that her daughter would one day wake up from her coma.
Edwarda's father, Joe, had passed away in 1977. He died from a heart attack, believed to have been brought on by the strain of caring for his ailing daughter.

After their mother's passing, Edwarda's sister Colleen stepped in and continued the tradition to offer constant care to Edwarda at her home in Miami Gardens.
Colleen quit her previous job as a horse trainer to care full time for her sister.

'I didn’t give it a second thought. She's my sister,' Colleen O'Bara said, 'and I love her.'

Bright future: Edwarda O'Bara (pictured left in a childhood photo with her mother Kay, center, and sister, Colleen, front right) was a popular 16-year-old girl before she fell ill with pneumonia in 1970

Illness: Edwarda, pictured in a childhood photo from 1957, suffered from childhood diabetes

As part of her care, her body was turned every two hours to keep away bedsores, she was given insulin and fed through a tube.
Colleen would also lovingly braid her sister's grey hairs, suck the mucus from Edwarda's throat to allow her to breath and constantly speak to her sister, assuming Edwarda was soaking up her every word.
She mixes baby food, milk, eggs, orange juice, Mazola oil, brewer's yeast and a piece of white bread into a blender and then a wire mesh strainer, pouring the concoction into Edwarda's feeding tube every two hours, day and night.
She suctions mucus from Edwarda's throat, whispers endearments in her ear and braids her long gray hair.


Read more: Birthday celebration plans for world’s longest-surviving coma patient - World news, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Family and friends would also visit her, playing music and reading to the woman.

Kaye O'Bara was a devout Catholic who said she felt the presence of the Virgin Mary in her daughter's room.

That led Dr. Wayne Dyer to write a book about the family and their unconditional care for Edwarda, 'A Promise Is A Promise: An Almost Unbelievable Story of a Mother’s Unconditional Love and What It Can Teach Us.'
The book attracted widespread attention and visitors from around the world would come and visit the ailing woman and encourage her family.

'I had to learn to let strangers in,' Colleen O'Bara said, 'because they aren't strangers.'

A promise is a promise: Edwarda asked her mother, Kaye O'Bara (pictured in an undated photo), to never leave her side. The mother was presented with a medal from the Catholic Church, the highest honor a layperson can receive, for her diligent care

Read more here: Edwarda O’Bara, who spent 4 decades in a coma, dies at 59 - Obituaries - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com
Always by her side: Then 77-year-old Kaye O'Bara (pictured in May 2005) was a constant companion to her daughter Edwarda O'Bara, then 52

Remembering Edwarda as 'the best sister in the whole wide world,' Colleen said that she learned so much from the experience.
'She taught me so much, and I’m talking about now, after she was in the coma,' Colleen O'Bara said.

'She taught me so much about unconditional love that I couldn't say I had it before. She taught me about patience, that I didn’t have before. I learned so much from taking care of my sister. It’s like I grew up overnight.'
"She taught me so much about unconditional love... she taught me about patience. I learned so much from taking care of my sister. It's like I grew up overnight."

This April, Colleen gathered friends and family to Miami to celebrate Edwarda's 59th birthday.

'We all had a good time at the party especially Edwarda. Everyone was so amazed at how aware of everything going on she was. It was just a good day,' the sister shared with her friends and supporters on Facebook.

'My mom's spirit was so strong that we all felt her with us,' Colleen added.
Throughout the year, Colleen had updated supporters on Facebook on her sister's condition.

Celebration: Colleen O'Bara (front right) invited friends and family to celebrate her sister's 59th birthday at a party this April

 
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cacico i thought Mr.A.Sharon,the former Israel Mp could make a very record of being in a such situation of coma since 2005! Poor me i was kidding myself,R.I.P Bi.Edwarda.
 
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Du! That is what we call LOVE!!
 
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cacico i thought Mr.A.Sharon,the former Israel Mp could make a very record of being in a such situation of coma since 2005! Poor me i was kidding myself,R.I.P Bi.Edwarda.
is sharon still alive?
 
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cacico i thought Mr.A.Sharon,the former Israel Mp could make a very record of being in a such situation of coma since 2005! Poor me i was kidding myself,R.I.P Bi.Edwarda.

Sio mwenyewe tu me nilikuwa nafikiri A. Sharon ataweka record kumbe yupo mwingine. Kwa kweli MUNGU wetu ni MKUU na mawazo yetu hayatakaa yamfikie yeye milele, R.IP. Bi. Ed.
 
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Sio mwenyewe tu me nilikuwa nafikiri A. Sharon ataweka record kumbe yupo mwingine. Kwa kweli MUNGU wetu ni MKUU na mawazo yetu hayatakaa yamfikie yeye milele, R.IP. Bi. Ed.
dah kweli mkuu tunalofikiria haliwezekani kwake linawezekana.
 
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Hakika ni kali kuliko hata ukali wenyewe Yericko Nyerere! Nimestaajabu hasa! Ama kweli hujafa hujaumbika.
Hii inaonyesha ni kwa kiasi gani familia yake walivyo kuwa na upendo kwake otherwise wengine wangeweza wakampotezea, hii inatufundisha kama familia tunatakiwa kuishi kwa upendo katika hali zote.
 
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cacico i thought Mr.A.Sharon,the former Israel Mp could make a very record of being in a such situation of coma since 2005! Poor me i was kidding myself,R.I.P Bi.Edwarda.
imagine! he is still breathing through machines though at his residence! MUNGU WETU HAKIKA NI MTUKUFU SANA! inashangaza na kustaajabisha!! NDIO MAANA MBINGUNI KUNA MALAIKA WANAMUABUDU 24 HOURS DAY AND NIGHT BILA KUCHOKA!! ALIKUWEPO KABLA YA CHOCHOTE NA YUPO, NA ATAENDELEA KUWEPO! AMEN! (hii habari ya Edwarda imenifundisha kitu, imeniliza)!
 

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