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15-Year-Old Allegedly Denied Spot On Transplant List Because Of Low Grades, Legal Issues

The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

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A 15-year-old boy in DeKalb County, Ga., needs a heart transplant, however doctors say he doesn’t qualify for the transplant list, WSB-TV 2 reports.

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Anthony Stokes (pictured) has an enlarged heart and has been given six months to live, but doctors have told his family that they cannot put him on the list because he has a history of “non-compliance.”

“They said they don’t have any evidence that he would take his medicine or that he would go to his follow-ups,” said Melencia Hamilton, Anthony’s mother. Without the transplant, Anthony doesn’t have much of a chance to live, his mother said.

While doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta didn’t give an exact reason behind why Anthony has not been added to the transplant list, his family claims they were told it was due to the teen…

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