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Organ donor...


http://ktla.com/2015/04/02/atlanta-teen-who-received-controversial-heart-transplant-dies-after-carjacking-pursuit-police/

The story of Anthony Stokes was supposed to have a happy ending. Instead it ended Tuesday, police say, with the teen heart transplant recipient carjacking someone, burglarizing a home, shooting at an elderly woman, leading police on a high speed chase and then dying after his car hit a pole.

In 2013, the teen’s family told media that an Atlanta hospital rejected him for heart transplant surgery due to what the hospital described in a letter as Stokes’ “history of non-compliance.”

At the time, Mark Bell was acting as a Stokes family spokesman.

Bell told CNN that a doctor told the family that Anthony’s low grades and time in juvenile detention factored into the hospital’s decision to deny him a heart.

“The doctor made the decision that he wasn’t a good candidate because of that,” Bell said then. “I guess he didn’t think Anthony was going to be a productive citizen.”

About a week after Stokes’ story made headlines, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta gave him a heart.

On Tuesday, Stokes carjacked someone at a mall, kicked in the door of a home in Roswell, Georgia, and fired a shot at an elderly woman, who called 911, said Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland.

Stokes drove away in a black SUV, she said. Police spotted the car and ran its plates which showed it had been stolen.

Police chased the vehicle.

Stokes lost control of the car, hit a pedestrian and then a pole, Holland said. The vehicle was nearly halved, she said.

The pedestrian is stable and in good condition, according to CNN affiliate WSB.

Stokes died at a hospital, Holland said.

In 2013, Stokes’ family provided media with a letter they said was from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

“Anthony is currently not a transplant candidate due to having a history of noncompliance, which is one of our center’s contraindications to listing for heart transplant,” it read.

Assessing compliance for potential transplant recipients is important because if a patient doesn’t strictly take all required medicines as directed, he or she could die within weeks of leaving the hospital, said Dr. Ryan Davies, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, told CNN.

Davies was not involved with this case.

When Stokes’ family was trying to get him a heart, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference advocated for the teen.

SCLC’s the Rev. Samuel Mosteller told CNN that he was disappointed. “We got this young man a second chance in life,” he said.

SCLC referred the teenager to a mentor program in the Atlanta area, but Mosteller said that he wasn’t sure if the teenager participated. “What happened between the time in 2013 to now, I don’t really know,” he said. “How much Anthony recognized the gravity of things and did what he needed to do to make himself a viable citizen, I don’t know. But we tried.”


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Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:51 AM
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cookiemonster77
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:53 AM
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Too bad the second hospital wasted a perfectly good heart on him. 

AnonyMinnie
by on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:54 AM

So sad all around.

o.O....
by Cara on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:54 AM
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Yeah, never mind the many worthy people whose lives it saves every year. You're not one because of one asshole kid.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:55 AM
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Yeah because the thousands saved are totally negated by 1 bad outcome. *eyeroll*

I don't care whether or not anyone it's an organ donor, but this should not be the reason.
faerie75
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Idk. I feel if someone is on a transplant list, the Hippocratic oath requires that they help.
Toonkasmommy
by Challenger 💗 on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:57 AM
That's sad. One bad person will not stop me from saving someone else.
bluebunnybabe
by kid crack dealer on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:58 AM
Really? This is why you won't be an organ donor? Ok.
PPCLC
by AZ Lizard on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:58 AM

If I could donate my organs, I would, but I can't due to my disease.

Don't allow one story change your mind on being a donor, OP.

Bluerose1482
by Ruby Member on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:59 AM

Hopefully his family donated his organs so some good will come from it.

bluebunnybabe
by kid crack dealer on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:59 AM
And this just happened. Wonder what OP's excuse was before.

Quoting o.O....: Yeah, never mind the many worthy people whose lives it saves every year. You're not one because of one asshole kid.
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