I haven’t posted a crazy news in a long time, but this one was worth the post!
So, a 15 year-old teen in DeKalb County is reportedly being kept off a heart transplant list due to his past behavior.
The teen —Anthony Stokes— is currently receiving treatment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston., with doctors saying he doesn’t qualify for the hospital’s transplant list.
According to reports, doctors have told his family that Anthony has less than six months to live, and cannot be put on the transplant list because of a history of non-compliance.
Anthony’s mother Melencia Hamilton tells Channel 2’s Tony Thomas that “they said they don’t have any evidence that he would take his medicine or that he would go to his follow-ups, and the transplant is the only way to fix my son’s enlarged heart.“
Keepers of the nation’s transplant list have strict guidelines about who qualifies, and while doctors didn’t specify the reason, family friends told Channel 2, they’ve been told it’s partly because Anthony has had low grades and trouble with the law.
“The non-compliance is fabricating, because they don’t want to give him a heart,” family friend Mack Major told Thomas. “This is unacceptable because he must lose his life because of a non-compliance.” “They’ve given him a death sentence,” said Christine Young Brown
, president of the Newton Rockdale County SCLC
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta spokeswoman Patty Gregory said in a statement, “The well-being of our patients is always our first priority. We are continuing to work with this family and looking at all options regarding this patient’s health care. We follow very specific criteria in determining eligibility for a transplant of any kind.”
“I know it’s wrong, because if they get to know him, they would love him,” Hamilton said. Anthony has been at the hospital since July 14. Family members told Thomas he could be sent home soon and kept on his medication.
Do you think it’s right for them to play god and let this little boy die because of the mistakes he’s made in the past? Stokes is still a child and can learn from his mistakes. I’ve seen many bad kids change their lives and are now lawyers, doctors, nurses, judges etc. Let me know your take on this problem down below.