- Posted August 12, 2013 by
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15 Year Old Denied Heart Transplant for "Noncompliance"
A healthcare facility in Atlanta, GA has denied a young teen a heart transplant for "Noncompliance" and have given him only 6 months to live. This child's parents state that the "noncompliance" was decided as a result of low grades and trouble with the law. However, doctors state that there is no indication that he would show up for appointments or take his medicines. Surely a death sentence would snap any person into quickly learning the importance of complying, and a child's life should not be determined on mistakes he has made. Furthermore, every child can be taught and should have the opportunity to be mentored and gently guided into the right direction. With a death sentence of only 3-6 months, this teen will never really get that chance. Is that fair?
*Update* The Atlanta Children's Healthcare facility has reversed its decision and has place 15 year old Anthony Stokes on the heart transplant list! 08/14/2013