Katie Prager, the real-life Fault in Our Stars spouse, has passed away. Her passing comes only five days after her husband, Dalton, kicked the bucket. Both kicked the bucket from cystic fibrosis.
As indicated by the couple’s joint Facebook page, Katie kicked the bucket the morning of Thursday, September 22.
“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,” her mom, Debbie, announced in an emotional post. “I know Dalton was waiting with open arms, as well as both her grandmother’s and a host of family and friends that have gone before her. I know it is selfish to be sad, I had her so many days, but she is in the arms of Jesus today, and she can breathe without oxygen, she no longer has to do dialysis, and He has taken away all the pain she endured. One important thing I have taken away from this is to live, just live … if there is something you want to do, don’t wait. Life is short, love as hard as you can.”
As already reported by Us, Dalton, 25, died on Saturday, September 17. As indicated by CNN, Dalton died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was several miles far from his better half, who was in hospice in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. As indicated by Katie’s mother, the couple talked using FaceTime just before he passed.
“She told him that she loved him,” Debbie told CNN. “We don’t know if he heard her.”
Katie later took to their joint Facebook page to recall that her better half, written work on September 17: “My angel, my best friend, the love of my life, my husband went to be with the Lord our God today. Dalton fought a long hard battle with cystic fibrosis. He was a courageous fighter and ‘give up’ wasn’t in his vocabulary.”
The pair got to be known as the real-life Fault in Our Stars couple after the novel and film by the same title, which highlights characters Hazel and Augustus (played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort).
The Prayers met online while in the hospital and reinforced over their sickness. Despite doctors’ orders requests to not meet in person, the two began to look all starry eyed at and later wedded in 2011. Despite the fact that they both battled for their lives all through their marriage, Katie didn’t lament their choice.
“It gave me some of the best years of my life,” she told CNN before her death.