Update: Wife of real-life “Fault in Our Stars” couple dies just days after husband

” Katie gained her wish of being at home, in her bed, surrounded by her mom, dad, brother and her dogs, dying peacefully, away from the hospital, tubes, IVs…”    – Debra Donovan (Katie Prager’s mom) reflecting on Facebook

Katie Prager  passed away Thursday morning (Sept 22) after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant.   Katie was only 26 years old.

“Early this morning, she gained her wish of being at home, in her bed, surrounded by her mom, dad, brother and her dogs, dying peacefully, away from the hospital, tubes, IVs,” her mother, Debra Donovan, posted on Facebook.

“The days to follow will not be easy but I find comfort in knowing that my girl lived…”  Katie had been in hospice care in her Flemingsburg, Kentucky home since September 7.

Her husband, Dalton Prager, died just days earlier, last Saturday, after suffering from the same disease. He was 25.

“(Dalton) gave me some of the best years of my life,” she said. “I’d rather have five years of being in love and just really completely happy than 20 years of not having anybody.”

The last time the couple saw each other was July 16, their fifth wedding anniversary. Their love story was short, but it brought joy and inspiration to all who knew them.      https://goo.gl/b2iel4

 

 

(Earlier story) Dalton Prager, the husband from a real-life “Fault in Our Stars” couple, passed away on Saturday afternoon (Sept 17) at a hospital in St. Louis at the age of 25. Dalton had been in ICU on a ventilator for about two weeks before he died.

As the end approached, Katie Prager spoke to her husband (Dalton) by way of Facetime, unable to be with him.  Katie is currently in hospice care in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, when her husband passed away.

-Dalton was never healthy enough to fly to Kentucky. They were never able to reunite for a final kiss.

-The last time Katie and Dalton saw each other was July 16, their fifth wedding anniversary.

-Dalton was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and a viral infection. Earlier this month doctors told Katie that there was nothing more they could do.

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm