MIAMI (November 23, 2012)--Ewarda O'Bara, who spent 42 years in a coma, has died.
The Miami Herald reported that was a high school student in 1970 when she fell ill, threw up her medicine, and then slipped into a diabetic coma.
She died Wednesday at the age of 59.
The Herald reported that before the teenager lost consciousness, she asked her mother, Kay O'Bara, to never leave her side.
Kay O’Bara kept her promise.
Until she died five years ago, she took care of her daughter.
Then Colleen O'Bara stepped in and continued taking care of her sister in the Miami Gardens home.
Kay O'Bara was a devout Catholic who said she felt the presence of the Virgin Mary in her daughter's room, which led Dr. Wayne Dyer to write a book.