Doctors reportedly did not think he would make it past the age of 7, but Jorge kept fighting. However, this is not your typical love story. A post shared by 2 Hearts the Film (@2heartsthefilm), Alexandra Breckenridge’s Marriage Is Way Less Dramatic Than Her Onscreen Romances, 'Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding' Might Just Inspire a Vacation to Canada, Meet All the Guest Judges on Netflix's 'Sugar Rush: Christmas’ Season 2, This Latest TikTok Filter Will Help You Channel Your Inner Pinocchio. The Mayo Clinic performed the seven-hour surgery, which was a complete success. Jorge was born with sickly lungs and suffered for years with the debilitating lung disease. Since he was an organ donor, the 19-year-old's organs went to five people, and one of them was the Cuban native. Among the various organ recipients was Cuban native Jorge Bacardi, who was in the same hospital as Gregory himself. Another wrote: "This looks so good omg!!". Joey King Spotted on a Date With Co-Star Steven Piet at a… Cemetery?! OK, Now We're Positive That Zendaya and Jacob Elordi Are Dating, Here's Everything You Need to Know About 'The Kissing Booth 2'. Since then, Jorge and Leslie donated an extended-stay-patient housing facility and named it in the donor's honor. Christopher passed away suddenly in 2008 after suffering a brain aneurysm. Jorge became an active advocate for organ donation, after his renewed lease on life from a double lung transplant. 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Jorge and his wife Leslie came to visit us at our home in Maryland in July 2009. “It seems as if this young man will never stop giving and will never be forgotten," Leslie said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony (via Jacksonville.com). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Hands for Hunger” at www.handsforhunger.org or (242) 327-1660. He was a wonderful uncle and mentor to 17 nieces and nephews who remember him as “funny, loving, smart, affectionate, generous and caring.”, Jorge became an active advocate for organ donation, after his renewed lease on life from a double lung transplant. Keep reading to find out more about the upcoming drama hitting theaters this September. ", A post shared by 2 Hearts the Film (@2heartsthefilm) on Jun 15, 2020 at 11:04am PDT. The organs were transplanted into other patients on the waiting list. Jorge Bacardi Death | Jorge Bacardi Obituary – Jorge Bacardi passed away last Tuesday, 23rd of September 2020 peacefully at home. A total of seven people received Chris Gregory's organs, including Jorge Bacardi, who received Chris's lungs. The film is actually based on the true story of Jorge and Christopher's connection. The movie is based on the real-life story of Jorge and Leslie Bacardi, known for their family’s Caribbean-imported Bacardi Rum. So, how are these two couples' storylines connected? The Nassau Guardian’s ownership has been “pro-active in the pursuit of freedom of information, inclusive in terms of community coverage, zealous in the protection of editorial independence, and committed to providing the best customer service for our advertisers and readers.”, Sign up to receive breaking news in your email, © Copyright 2020, The Nassau Guardian. While 2 Hearts definitely seems like a tearjerker, it also happens to be based on a true story. Bacardi was in desperate need of a double-lung transplant due to a disease that had been weakening him as his name remained on a … His appreciation to his proclaimed guardian angel “Gabriel,” was the young donor Christopher Gregory. Jorge dedicated over 20 years of his career to the Bacardi rum family business, serving most of those years at the distillery in the Bahamas and  nearly a decade on the company’s Board of Directors. A double-lung transplant at Mayo's Florida campus in 2008 … Of the many interests TJ pursued, he was passionate about everything related to the ocean and to his soulmate Leslie, whose connection of minds, their mutual respect, and unconditional love was evident throughout their entire loving relationship. Jorge is predeceased by his brothers Joaquin and Alberto and survived by his sister Carmen, wife Leslie, 17 nieces and nephews, 43 grand nieces and nephews and one great grand nice. 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