Twin Brothers with Cardiomyopathy Receive Lifesaving Heart Transplants

Johan and Tariq Sookoo were living in Trinidad in 2007 with their mother, Leslie Lopez, when Johan became quite ill. Determined to avoid the fate of her first child, a daughter who had died of a heart condition, Leslie packed a suitcase, closed her business, and brought the boys to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for evaluation. Two weeks into their stay in New York, Johan deteriorated rapidly. In fact, both boys were in heart failure: the only option would be heart transplants before it would be too late. Six years later, the family tells its story in this new video.