Organ transplants

Teen Denied Heart Transplant Due to "Non-compliance"

Parents think its because of run-ins with police

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Atlanta—A 15-year-old boy in DeKalb County is in desperate need of a heart transplant but doctors say he doesn't qualify for the transplant list.

Anthony Stokes is receiving treatment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Doctors have told his family that Anthony has less than six months to live, but he can't be put on the transplant list because of 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.