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Factoryville couple falls in love while awaiting heart transplants

THE TIMES-TRIBUNE | Gia Mazur


Leslie Sorg and Jeffrey L. Crass II are living proof that love can heal a broken heart — or two.

The Factoryville couple’s story began in late 2013 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where they met while each awaited heart transplants.

“He had to wait a long time (for a heart),” Sorg, 52, said of Crass, 48, in the kitchen of their Wyoming County home. “I had to wait, too, and somewhere along the line we became friends.”

Numerous health scares, several dozen visits with doctors and specialists, and more tests and consultations than they care to remember led Sorg and Crass to the same place at the same time. And that fate — plus a sweet snack — brought them together. Continue reading


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