Thursday 22 March 2018

Tragic 'Fault in Our Stars' couple die within days of each other

A scene from the movie adaptation of 'The Fault in our Stars'
A scene from the movie adaptation of 'The Fault in our Stars'
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

The US couple who were compared to the characters in the 'Fault in Our Stars' book and film have died within days of each other after complications from cystic fibrosis.

Katie Prager (26) passed away at home with her family less than a week after her husband Dalton Prager (25) died due to a failed lung transplant.

The Pragers' story echoed the plot of the book by John Greene about a young man's romance with a young woman who suffered from cystic fibrosis while he himself battled several illnesses.

"Early this morning, 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," said her mother, Debra Donovan.

The Kentucky couple were unable to be together for his final moments and so video-called each other in the last few minutes before Dalton died last Saturday. The couple married in 2011.

Irish Independent

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