Katie Prager has died at the age of 26 after a long battle with cystic fibrosis, just five days after losing her husband, Dalton Prager, passed away from the same disease. The real-life ‘Fault In Our Stars’ wife was pronounced dead on Sept. 22.
The couple known as the real-life Fault in Our Stars husband and wife have lost their battles with cystic fibrosis. Five days after it was revealed that Dalton Prager, 25, died from the disease, it’s now been confirmed that his wife, Katie Prager, 26, passed at her home in Kentucky. She was in hospice care at the time of her tragic death.
“We were given a great gift, we knew her time was short and she was able to do a few thinks that she wanted, and I am grateful for that,” Katie’s mom wrote on her and Dalton’s Facebook. “The days to follow will not be easy but I find comfort in knowing that my girl lived, she really lived.”
Just like Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort’s characters in The Fault In Our Stars, Dalton and Katie suffered from the same life-threatening disease. They were married five years ago, and had each received lung transplants, but dealt with complications, including lymphoma, from the complicated surgeries.
Dalton died in a St. Louis hospital on Sept. 17, and sadly, Katie was too ill at the time to be by his side. The lovely couple had to say their goodbyes via video chat, and were not able to be with one another during the final days they had left. Sadly, the last time Katie and Dalton saw each other was on their fifth anniversary, July 16. So sad.
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