ATLANTA (WAOK) – A metro DeKalb County teen refused a place on a hospital’s heart transplant list has now been added to that list after his family raised concerns about the initial decision. Fifteen-year-old Anthony Stokes remains hospitalized at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as he waits for a life-saving donation. The hospital had denied him access to the transplant list, citing what they said was a “history of non-compliance.” The family says the teen’s past run-ins with the law were the real reason he was ruled out. They received word Tuesday that the hospital had reversed its decision.
He has now been placed at the top of the list.