Behrman was able to paint the last leaf on the vine.Mrs. Johnsy ,struggling with pneumonia , made up her mind that she shall die the day the last leaf would fall.But the night the last leaf fell , Behrman , the skilled artist painted it there . Seeing the determination of the last (fake ) leaf , Johnsy decided that she should leave that thought of dying.Her confidence made her stand upright and free from disease.