Teen Denied Transplant Over 'Noncompliance'

Black Teen Apparently Denied Heart Transplant

15-year-old Anthony Stokes was told his bad behavior is keeping him off the transplant list

by #teamEBONY, August 13, 2013

Teen Denied Transplant Over 'Noncompliance'

Teen Denied Transplant Over 'Noncompliance'

A Georgia teenager needs a lifesaving heart transplant, but his family says low grades and trouble with the law have kept him off the transplant list.

Doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston told the family of 15-year-old Anthony Stokes that they won't put him on the transplant list because of his history of "noncompliance," according to ABC's Atlanta affiliate WSBTV. "They said they don't have any evidence that he would take his medicine or that he would go to his follow-ups," Melencia Hamilton, Anthony's mother, told WSBTV.

Anthony has an enlarged heart and has been given six months to live, according to WSBTV.

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