UPDATE: Katie Prager, wife of Dalton Prager, dies days after husband
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Only days after her husband Dalton Prager passed away, Katie Prager has died.
A Facebook post written by her mother says that Katie died early Thursday morning. The post reads, “She 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, [and] IVs.”
Dalton and his 26-year-old wife, Katie, were married in 2011 despite their struggles with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe.
Both were recipients of lung transplants that failed.
“I know Dalton was waiting with open arms, as well as both her grandmothers and a host of family and friends that have gone before her,” writes Katie’s mother, Debbie, adding, “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.”
9/19/16 4:22 p.m.
A Missouri man’s wish to see his wife one last time before she dies from cystic fibrosis has ended with his own death from the same disease.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis says Dalton Prager died Saturday. He was 25.
Dalton and his 26-year-old wife, Katie, were married in 2011 despite their struggles with the life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. The median survival age is about 40.
Dalton moved back to Missouri after a lung transplant in 2014 so his parents could care for him.
Katie received a lung transplant last year and has since developed lymphoma and had kidney failure. She’s in hospice care in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.
They were last together for their fifth anniversary in July.
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