FIND OUT IF THE 2 HEARTS MOVIE IS INSPIRED BY REAL FACT!
2 Hearts is available for purchase on Orange VOD and Youtube! If you’re interested in knowing if the movie is based on a true story, read on! 2 Hearts is the story of kindness, love, tragedy, and most importantly, how life can go on even after death. This romantic drama is about how a transplant changes a person’s life forever.
The movie follows the story of two different couples from two different eras. At first, their lives don’t seem to be connected at all, they have different stories in different decades. But tragedy befalls the two couples: Jorge’s condition worsens and Chris collapses and is rushed to hospital.
Jacob Elordi, Tiera Skovbye, Adan Canto, and Radha Mitchell featured in the film, which was directed by Lance Hool. Considering the premise of the movie, it’s no surprise that he’s a real-time bomb. But is 2 Hearts inspired by a true story?
2 HEARTS ARE INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY?
Yes, 2 Hearts is based on a true story. Eric Gregory is actually the father of Christopher Gregory, who actually existed and tragically died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 19. Eric wrote his memoirs after his son’s unexpected death, in order to deal with the situation and celebrate his son’s life. Chris was in his first year at Loyola University in New Orleans when he suddenly collapsed at a friend’s house.
Urgently rushed to Tulane University Medical Center, doctors discovered he had collapsed from an undetected brain aneurysm rupture. Chris’s entire family was by his side, including his parents and two older brothers, but tragically he died a few days later.
But the story did not end there. Chris joined the organ donor registry when he was only 16, and when he died, his organs were donated to five people in desperate need. One of those people was Jorge Bacardi, the descendant of the legendary rum dynasty. Jorge was born with a lung disease that doctors had mistakenly diagnosed at the time as cystic fibrosis.
It was a miracle he survived, but as he grew older he found it more and more difficult to breathe. It wasn’t until he was 50 that doctors determined he didn’t have cystic fibrosis at all, but a rare genetic condition called primary ciliary dyskinesia. Another double lung transplant was his first chance of survival. The call saying they had found a matched donor came in March 2008 and hours later Jorge, 64, underwent emergency surgery.
Usually, organ transplant recipients never know the names of their donors. Jorge, on the other hand, used the United Network for Organ Sharing to write a letter to his unidentified donor, whom he had dubbed “Gabriel” after the angel. In 2009, the Bacardi finally learned the identity of the teenager who had given Jorge the gift of life. Jorge quickly arranged a meeting with Eric and Grace Gregory, who told him all about their son, who had saved Jorge’s life without even knowing it.