Teen from Atlanta Finally Undergoes Heart Transplant

by Kathy Jones on  August 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM Organ Donation News
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A 15-year old teen from Atlanta, whose hopes of a heart transplant were initially dashed because of 'non compliance', finally underwent the surgery.
 Teen from Atlanta Finally Undergoes Heart Transplant
Teen from Atlanta Finally Undergoes Heart Transplant

Anthony Stokes was initially denied a place on the heart transplant waiting list after the hospital claimed that he had a history of non compliance, which meant that the doctors had doubts whether he will take his medicine or go to follow-up appointments.

However the family claimed that the reason why Anthony's name was rejected was because of his low grades and a brush with the law when he took part in a brawl to protect his younger brother.

After the family publicly complained that the rejection was unfair, civil rights groups got involved while Anthony's mother, Melencia Hamilton, gave a number of interviews to Atlanta television stations. The hospital finally reversed its decision with Anthony undergoing a successful transplant surgery and is now recovering in the intensive care unit of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Source: Medindia

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