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Old 11-24-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I am reading today the most amazing story of caregiving.

Here is the article:
Florida woman Edwarda O'Bara dies after 42 years in coma - U.S. News

Here is the website: Edwarda O'Bara.Com

Here is the 1976 article about sorrow: http://www.edwardaobara.com/photogal...es/0000001.JPG

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Dr. Wayne Dyer, respected figure, has written a book called A Promise is a Promise.

I don't know that I would have the courage and fortitude to do what Kaye did, but she probably didn't think she had it either. Her story is a testament to all the wonderful caregivers out there who are unsung heroes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:57 AM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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I am almost positive I couldn't do what Kathryn O'Bara did for her daughter. What an amazing woman. I'm in awe of her love and devotion.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I am almost positive I couldn't do what Kathryn O'Bara did for her daughter. What an amazing woman. I'm in awe of her love and devotion.
Even though I couldn't do what she did, the message is still there...unconditional love.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I know I would want to take care of any child of mine . . . so I relate to that dedication. But what I do not relate to is . . . how a situation like this robs the parents (and in this case, the sister, as well) of a normal life. I do not think most of us would want to exist in a comatose state for decades . . . and I don't think most of us would want our families to have to sacrifice having even the chance of a somewhat normal life b/c they had to provide 24/7 care to us, b/c we were in a comatose state of existence.

So I find the story sad even though I understand the commitment of a parent to a child.
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