Now both are struggling with serious health problems, and
She turned 26 in August.
Prager, of Flemingsburg, was born with cystic fibrosis. In 2011, she married a fellow cystic fibrosis patient,
She received national attention because she had cystic fibrosis with a Burkholderia cepacia infection, which limited the number of surgery centers specializing in her condition. Her insurance, a combination of
And then things just seemed to fall apart.
"Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,"
She has cancer in her lungs related to the transplant, she said. Her heart is malfunctioning, causing fluid to fill up her lungs.
She remains hopeful, but she has eliminated all drugs and lifesaving measures except dialysis. Hospice care began
Prager is forgoing blood transfusions, antibiotics and intubation. And she said she is done with hospitals: "I just want to pass natural."
Instead, she is concentrating on getting to enjoy a few life experiences one last time. Her family will gather next week to celebrate Christmas with her, complete with holiday trees, an ornament exchange and snow-making machines. Also next week, a group of nurses will take her swimming at the
An online fundraising campaign is buying her husband a plane ticket to come from
Meanwhile, she has started a crowdfunding campaign to pay for her "celebration of life" after she's gone.
"I just want everybody to have fun and not worry," Prager said. "I just want to have enough money that my parents don't have to worry after I'm gone."
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