According to Elle Australia Magazine, many of the details in “2 Hearts” are based on Eric Gregory’s book “All My Tomorrows: A Story of Tragedy, Transplant and Hope.” Chris Gregory was a real college student who died, and his act of organ donation helped five other recipients, including the real Jorge Bacardi, who actually did need a lung transplant. There were a few differences between the film and real life, of course. For instance, Chris’ partner was named Jenn, not Sam, and unlike in the movie, he was unmarried and without any children. He died at the age of 19 while still a college freshman.
But just about everything else depicted in the film is relatively accurate, including Jorge reaching out to Chris’ parents. According to a piece Eric wrote for America Magazine, Jorge wrote a letter to Chris’ parents thanking them for the “gift of life” he’d received from Chris. And just as the credits detailed in “2 Hearts,” Jorge was so moved by Chris’ donation that he opened up the Gabriel House of Care, a nonprofit facility that offers those who are waiting for a transplant a place to stay.
Per Elle Australia Magazine, Jorge and Leslie were also involved in the production of “2 Hearts.” Unfortunately, Jorge passed away shortly before the movie’s premiere.