Real-life Fault In Our Stars Katie Prager Dies

Katie Prager laid in her bed at home to die recently. She got her wish, her mother said, to be away from the hospital, tubes and IV’s. She was surrounded by her parents, family, loved and dogs while she passed away peacefully due to complications of cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was just 26 years old.

Just five days earlier, her husband, Dalton Prager also died. He suffered from the same disease and laid down to die in his Kentucky home alongside his ailing wife. He was just 25.

The young couple married and fought the same disease together. According to people who knew them well, they were courageous and the words “give up” were never uttered from their lips. Their courage in the face of life threatening illness together was so inspiring, Hollywood based a movie on their circumstances.

In the movie, Fault in Our Stars, young cancer patients fall in love at a group meeting designed to help them with their suffering. Shailene Woodley, the lead actress in the romance movie, is seen rolling breathing aids for her terminal lung condition. But the real life story behind the movie seems so much more inspiring.

The young couple exchanged messages, telling each other to fight on through their illnesses that put them in and out of the hospital. Soon, they realized that they were falling in love. They spent a couple of fantastic years together before their lung infections were too much. They received lung transplants together. Dalton’s worked for a short period of time while Katie’s never worked at all. In the end, their love will never be forgotten.

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