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Christopher Gregory

Christopher Gregory

Christopher Gregory

Christopher Gregory

Christopher is an analytics, social media, and content marketing consultant with 20 years of digital marketing experience. Originally an engineer and technologist in the telecommunications industry, Christopher turned to his passion of digital strategy, analytics, and social media after spending a summer in Silicon Valley working for Salesforce as an intern.

Chris

Raised in Maryland, Chris Gregory was a 19-year-old freshman at Loyola University in New Orleans, a Jesuit college. The 2 Hearts true story confirms that he had completed one semester and was in the middle of his second. He hadn't put enough focus on his studies during the previous semester and his grades had suffered. However, he had finally begun to turn a corner. Chris had also started to rush a fraternity.

Yes. It's true that by all accounts, Chris had been a healthy college freshman when he collapsed suddenly from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Similar to what's seen in the movie, the true story reveals that he collapsed while hanging out in a friend's apartment. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, his friends carried him to their car and rushed him to the Tulane University Medical Center where the diagnosis was eventually made. The neurologists cautioned his family that Chris's prognosis was somewhat dire. (Source: www.historyvshollywood.com)

Life

Yes. At first, Jorge didn't know who his donor was, so he wrote a letter to his donor's family via the United Network for Organ Sharing in hopes it would reach Chris's parents. In late 2009, Jorge and his wife learned the identity of the donor and eventually met the Gregory family at the family's home in Baltimore. Jorge got to learn all about Chris, the 19-year-old who saved his life. The families remained in touch until Jorge's death on September 23, 2020, less than a month before the release of the 2 Hearts movie.

The book also weaves in stories from the people given a new chance at life thanks to Chris. Eric was able to meet them in person, to interview them—and befriend them. The reader learns intimate details, such as how many of the recipients went through agonizing “false alarms” prepping for organs that ended up not working out—in Jorge Bacardi’s case, only hours before he was matched with Chris’s lungs. Or how some recipients grappled with ethical questions like whether someone over 60 should receive a young man’s organs. Or how kidney recipient Nic Whitacre was literally sent home to die the day Chris’s death certificate was signed; Whitacre was one of several recipients who were saying their final goodbyes when they got “the call.” (Source: www.scu.edu)

 

 

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