By Newser Editors They've been likened to the fictional couple battling cancer in The Fault in Our Stars, and there will be no fairy tale ending for Dalton and Katie Prager.
Instead of cancer, each had cystic fibrosis, and after striking up an online relationship seven years ago, they met in person against the advice of doctors—CF patients can easily pass bacteria to each other—and fell in love, recounts CNN.
They married five years ago, and their health problems soon began mounting.
"He meant everything to me," said Katie.
Katie had to settle for a FaceTime chat.