Katie Prager


Age: 26

Kentucky lung transplant recipient and the wife of the real-life couple in the movie The Fault in Our Stars who was afflicted by cystic fibrosis and received a lung transplant in 2015 but later developed lymphoma whose husband Dalton Prager died on Sept. 17, 2016 at a St. Louis hospital of the same disease, which clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe (the median survival age is about 40), whom the couple were married in 2011 when her husband moved back to suburban St. Louis after a 2014 lung transplant so his parents could care for him, but the couple were last together for their fifth wedding anniversary in July 2016 and had hoped to see each other one last time before dying.

Cause of Death: Complications from cystic fibrosis

Born: August 26, 1990

Died: September 22, 2016

Flemingsburg, Kentucky