The wife in the so-called real-life “Fault in Our Stars” couple has died, her family announced on Facebook, mere days after her husband died of the same terminal illness.
Lex18.com reported that Katie Prager, who suffered from the respiratory illness cystic fibrosis, died early Thursday morning. Her husband, Dalton Prager, also had cystic fibrosis and died Saturday. The duo met online at age 18, married two years later, and died at age 25.
Katie had been in hospice in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, when Dalton died. The two reportedly FaceTimed in his final moments of life in St. Louis, Missouri, as Dalton’s health had declined to a state that no longer enabled him to fly and be reunited with his wife.
Katie’s family wrote on Facebook that her family is happy the couple is now, finally, together again.
"I truly believe Dalton had prepared a place for his wife, just as the pastor talked about yesterday at Dalton's service,” she wrote on the Facebook page Dalton and Katie Prager’s Transplant Page. “I am thankful she got to spend time with her family Saturday, as hard as it was after watching her husband pass. She had said she didn't know if she could go to the family event after that, but just as Dalton had given me the strength to get through the last few days, he had given her the strength knowing it would be her last outing. Please pray for the family. Together, they are giving us all strength.”