Dr Wayne Dyer spoke about some souls who have incarnated on this planet to teach us compassion. One of those souls was Edwarda O’Bara and her story was included in Manifesting Your Desires as well as in the book A Promise is a Promise in which Dr Dyer told her story. When Edwarda was 17 she fell into a diabetic coma and her mother made a promise never to leave her daughters side. Kaye O’Bara was true to her promise to her daughter and stayed with her even with great hardship. When he told their story he said they were here on Earth to teach us compassion. Kaye O’Bara crossed over at the age of 81 in the year 2008, Edwarda was then cared for by her sister, Coleen until November 21, 2012 when Edwarda joined her mother.
January 3rd, 1970 Edwarda woke up shaking and in great pain, the oral insulin was not reaching her blood stream. She was taken to the hospital and was in and out of consciousness for hours. She looked up at her mother and said, “You won’t leave me, will you, mommy?” Kaye looked at her daughter and said, “Of course not, I would never leave you, darling; I promise and a promise is a promise!” Then, Edwarda quietly slipped into a diabetic coma where she remained until the day she died.
Over the next 42 years Edwarda remained in the coma and until she died her mother Kaye kept the promise not to leave her daughters side. For the 38 years until her death Kaye O’Bara stayed at her daughters bedside and turned her every two hours to prevent bedsores. She never slept more than ninety minutes at a time and was her daughter’s constant caretaker. Her decision not to institutionalize her daughter bought with it great financial burden to her but she knew that she had to keep the promise to her daughter. After Kaye passed away on March 7, 2008 her younger daughter Coleen took her place caring for her sister.
While Kaye was alive she spoke of encountering miracles as she stayed at her daughter’s side. The Blessed Mother appeared frequently before Kaye and brought a message. She told Kaye not to despair because Edwarda had chosen this state as a means of expressing her purpose on Earth. Edwarda’s purpose was to teach compassion, create awareness of, and to bring comfort and hope to those in need. People around the world have even reported that Edwarda appeared to them often taking their pain and leaving them in a place of peace and spiritual comfort.
Wayne Dyer wrote about the miracles in the 1995 book A Promise is a Promise and gave all of the proceeds to Kaye so that she may care for her daughter. It tells of the unconditional love of a mother for her daughter and the challenges that she faced. Later Dr Dyer told Oprah about Edwarda and she even made a visit to the O’Bara home in Miami Gardens, FL. For many she became a symbol of faith and an inspiration of unrequited love. We have lost the O’Baras and Dr Wayne Dyer but, their memories live on.