Saturday, November 24, 2012

Longest surviving coma patient dies at 59 after 42 years in coma

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. 

O'Bara [left] fell ill at 14 to go into a 42-years long coma till she died after her 59th birthday

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. 

Read More: Daily Mail
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