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"Promise you won't leave me, will you, Mommy?"
"Of course not, I would never leave you, Darling,
I promise. And a promise is a promise!"
was a vivacious sixteen-year-old and a mild diabetic. During the early
morning hours of January 3rd, 1970, Edwarda woke up shaking and in great pain
because the oral form of insulin she had been taking wasn't reaching
her blood stream.
Edwarda was rushed to the hospital emergency room and
as she lay in her hospital bed sliding in and out of consciousness she
turned to her mother Kaye and said, "Promise you won't leave me, will
you, Mommy?" Kaye looked at her frightened daughter and said, "Of course
not, I would never leave you, darling, I promise. And a
promise is a promise!"
Those were the last words that were exchanged before Edwarda quietly slipped
into a diabetic coma.
For 42 years, Edwarda lived her life in a coma, and Kaye lived her
promise of never leaving her daughter's side. Kaye kept a vigil at Edwarda's bedside,
caring for her every
two hours, twenty-four hours a day, for the past 38 years till Kaye
passed away on March 7th, 2008
this grueling pace during these 38 years and did not sleep for more than
90 minutes at a time. As a devoted mother, Kaye chose not to institutionalize Edwarda, but rather to care for her at home and assume the tremendous
financial burden that accompanies personally caring for a comatose child.
After Kaye's passing.
Colleen O'Bara Edwarda's sister cared for Edwarda in the family home till
Edwarda passed peacefully on November 21, 2012
power, and tenacity of Kaye O'Bara's incomparable love has attracted modern day miracles, including the appearance of the spiritual apparition of
The Blessed Mother, who appears frequently before Kaye in her home.
from TheBlessed Mother to Kaye is not to despair, that Edwarda has chosen this state as her means of expressing her purpose on earth. Edwarda's
mission is to create awareness and to bring comfort, hope, and compassion
to those in need.
People around the world who have experienced pain and
suffering have reported that Edwarda has appeared to them, often taking
their pain and leaving them with a spiritual sense of comfort and peace.
Dyer has chosen to help the O'Bara's by writing of their story in a book
"A Promise Is A Promise". This
book tells of Edwarda's life, the numerous challenges the O'Bara's have
faced, as well as the miracles that have occurred, including the appearances of the Blessed Mother.
A positive change in the world begins
with each of us individually, and by helping others you are actually helping
can also be mailed to:
The Edwarda O'Bara Fund
PO Box 693482
Miami, FL 33269-3482