Teen Who Needs Heart Transplant Possibly Denied Due to Poor Grades [Video]
A 15-year-old boy in Georgia is in desperate need of heart transplant but might be denied because of poor grades.
Doctors for Anthony Stokes say he isn’t on the transplant list because he has a “history of non-compliance.” Stokes’ parents say doctors told them “they don’t have any evidence that he would take his medicine or that he would go to his follow-ups.”
Friends of the Stokes family however say this is a smoke screen and doctors are refusing because “Anthony has had low grades and trouble with the law.”
The hospital where Stokes has been treated is still trying to find ways to help the teen who has less than six months to live and has been in the hospital since July 14.
What do you think? Is this a good reason to deny treatment? Or should Stokes past problems have nothing to do with his needed treatment?