All real-life love stories do not have a happy ending. The Fault in Our Stars movie was inspired by the story of a couple suffering from cancer who eventually falls in love with each other. Do you know there is a real-life couple like them? Dalton Prager and Katie Prager have set a beautiful example of an eternal love story where love lives beyond our life circle. Although they do not have a happy ending, their tale is an inspiration for many lovers. Here is the story of the Fault in Our Stars real-life couple in detail.
Dalton Prager, the husband from the Fault in Our Stars real-life couple, drew his last breath on Saturday afternoon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was 25. His wife, Katie Prager , 26, is still struggling with cystic fibrosis in a hospice in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease leading to a thick build up of mucus in the lungs and other organs that gradually confines and deteriorates the ability to breathe.
The couple FaceTimed as Dalton was dying, conveyed Katie’s mother Debra Donovan. Katie opened up about her feelings and said: “He meant everything to me. I’ll see him soon.” Meanwhile, Donovan said: “We don’t know if he heard her.” Katie’s family threw her an early Christmas party on Saturday. Unfortunately, she became a widow a few hours before the party started, reports CNN.
After coming across each other’s Facebook profile in 2009, Katie and Dalton met in person. Their decision was strongly opposed by doctors. Why? It is because CF patients can easily pass bacteria to each other. However, destiny had some other plans for them. They fell in love with each other in no time and they walked down the aisle on July 16, 2011 under an outdoor gazebo in Kentucky.
Rightly said, “Marriages are made in heaven.” The Fault in Our Stars real-life couple was just made for each other. Dalton was a graduate of culinary school who had a knack for cooking whereas Katie was a foodie. She was also a fan of Taco Bell.
According to the medical team of doctors, Katie got a highly contagious infection called Burkholderia cepacia from husband Dalton after they met. However, a few days back, she revealed in an interview that she had no regrets about the risk.
In her words: “I told Dalton I’d rather be happy—like really, really happy—for five years of my life and die sooner than be mediocre happy and live for 20 years.
Even though the love story of the Fault in Our Stars real-life couple has a tragic ending, it will remain immortal among lovers. It will renew and reinforce our respect and faith for love.