Teen refused heart transplant

A 17-year-old boy who received a heart transplant after he was kept off a national transplant list due to his behavioral problems, died Tuesday following a high-speed chase with Roswell police.

Anthony Stokes, of Decatur, was a suspect in a burglary and a carjacking, which police said led to the fatal crash of the stolen black Honda Accord on Georgia 9 highway.

The AJC reports Stokes carjacked the Honda Accord in Dunwoody, then, after police gave chase, he "clipped a car in the intersection and then jumped the curb and hit a pedestrian before colliding with a SunTrust Bank sign." The Honda was totaled in the crash.

The AJC reports "the pedestrian, 33-year-old Clementina Hernandez," is in stable condition at North Fulton Hospital.

Channel 2 Action News confirmed that he was the same Anthony Stokes who was denied a heart transplant in a controversial hospital decision that made headline news in 2013.

An elderly Roswell woman told Channel 2 Action News that Anthony Stokes once shot at her after he kicked in her door and found her inside watching TV.

In 2013, Anthony, then only 15, had 6 months to live if he didn't get a life-saving heart transplant. Stokes was diagnosed with an enlarged heart after he had trouble breathing.

Doctors at Atlanta's Scottish Rite hospital told Anthony's mother, Melencia Hamilton, that he did not qualify for a new heart based on his past criminal behavior and poor grades. Doctors feared Anthony would be noncompliant with the strict medicine regimen that was necessary to prevent his body from rejecting the new organ.

Hamilton and her supporters went to the media to express their outrage at the hospital's decision.

Hamilton told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the hospital was stereotyping her son, who wore a court-ordered ankle bracelet in the hospital in 2013.

"He's been given a death sentence because of a broad and vague excuse of noncompliance," said Christine Young Brown, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. "There was nothing specific in that decision. Just noncompliance."

After public backlash, the hospital reversed its decision 2 days later.

  • PGaiter

    :facepalm:
    Well Good Morning...

  • Bootcampgirl

    I have nothing nice to say... :kona:

  • CaliYoruba

    yeah MOD, Jovita Moore posted that story. So sad man b/c I remember thinking that they should give him another chance. He told her he was grateful too in the last interview with her…

    Sidenote: Did Jovita get divorced after sleeping with the Mayor? :thinking: I can never see her ring hand on t.v.

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    Good morning Yall! :hug: and :kiss:

    This is tragic. I can't say what a waste of a heart because everybody deserves to live but man... this is... :facepalm:

  • Katlego

    That's sad

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    Yea when I said a waste downstairs I mean just of opportunity, chances, love, someone deserving who MIGHT have lost their life :no: Really makes me sad. I did also think at the time ok he is a minor and people make mistakes. They deserve the chance to do better and make a change. I will not stop believing that. It’s hard in times like this.. but I have to have hope. :pray: I am willing to be they will not be as lenient in the future and will cite this asa reason why. And people will NOT be able to say anything then.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    @Cali I didn’t know that Jovita Moore slept with the mayor :shock: Then again I am out of the Atl loop :( When was this? Before or after his secret baby and then marriage :lol:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    :sad: So sad. Who kissed this boy for his life to turn line that. As someone said, I would send none to military school before I allow him to put himself in jail or hell.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    CaliYoruba says:

    Sidenote: Did Jovita get divorced after sleeping with the Mayor? I can never see her ring hand on t.v.
    ----------------

    :shocked: Which mayor? Bill Campbell? Shirley Franklin? Kasim Reed?

  • Katlego

    [Post deleted by moderator for graphic, sexually explicit content]

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Oh, it's April Fool's Day. Good one, Cali. :D

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Shirley Franklin?
    -----
    :ghost:

  • zeta4lif

    Hey ya'll :cry:

    I wonder if the "mammie" doing a interview now, I always say God gives some people second/third etc. chances and u would think at some point especially with a heart condition he would have set down somewhere.

    I :pray: for this generation they r so lost. Sorry ya'll just still sad from seeing Z20 this weekend, I done even gave MRZ "FOH" early this morning

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ katlego: :caution: Please take care to remember that Sandrarose.com is a family-oriented blog. Your post is entirely inappropriate, especially for the current subject matter. :caution:

  • zeta4lif

    @KATLEGO :stop:

  • kamadiva

    I fonted on this downstairs too...Good riddance!

    Re: Jovita - my step father and uncle debate about this all day long. They talk about her :titays: too, saying they bigger. :thinking: my sis tits got bigger after she started scissoring... maybe Jovita was with Shirley Franklin! :hahaha:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    take care
    ------
    :peace:

  • CaliYoruba

    ... this was a couple of years ago

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    What is scissoring? Do I wavt to know?

  • zeta4lif

    THANKS @SANDRA :wave:

    No fairlytales, fallacies, phuckary ta-day!!! TIA @KATLEGO

  • kamadiva

    Who is Katlego? And if you a child, why you are you out of town with some grown ass man in the first place?

    :stop: am I being baited????

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Kam- don't feed the troll..

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    lovezoe says:

    What is scissoring? Do I wavt to know?
    -------------
    :think: Depends on what your into? :rofl: Its two holes grinding air together...

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    For @BLANCHE when she gets in. I read your comments downstairs and I need understanding for the comment I am about to make. This is coming from the heart so not judgement.
    Were you saying the man you are CURRENTLY in a relationship with-your man- has potentially fathered another outside child during your relationship and you were NOT on a break? I know you said you have had a complicated relationship. Both are at fault. And I respect the fact that you take in the children and love them as your own because you know they didn’t ask to be here and you want your kids to know their siblings. All of that is the right thing to do and honorable. Now on to you. You heart. Your future. Your life. You say he is a hoe. Maybe spoken in anger. But if what you said is true you cannot keep allowing this :no: He knows you are just going to keep letting him come back and accept the kid under the guise of I wouldn’t want anyone to treat me bad. What about you? What about YOU getting treated badly. Don’t you deserve more? Better? I know it is easy to tell someone to walk away when you aren’t the one with them or sharing a life so forgive me is I sound dismissive of your relationship. I just care about YOU and your well being. Which ultimately is about your kids too. I wish you all the best sweetie. I just want you to make sure you are in the right environment. :hugs:

  • kamadiva

    @oveZoe - What is scissoring? Do I wavt to know?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Two woman bumping "uglies" (as old men say) :LOL:

  • luVn_liFe…

    lawd cheesus :facepalm:

    Morning ZOE
    kamadive
    Zeta4life
    SANDRAROSE :happy:
    TAken
    BOOT
    :bye: take care KantletGEAUX :cya:

  • zeta4lif

    @KAMA & @LOVEZ :hug:

    @LOVEZ I want to answer u but I have a feeling u know what it is :wink:

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    :shocked: OOOHHH snap! Sumbody almost got hot boxed.. Katlego..chile...let your keyboard cool off and come beck this afta noon.. :eek:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Wut- yeah I'll pass :rofl:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    I know we are not feeding folks and the comment got removed. Thanks for that SR :hugs: but I want to know what it was :rofl: She was she telling stories about her drunk in love night with the older man? That is going to fly her out and treat her like a princess and just hold her hand?
    Just talk to me. If we talk to each other about it we are not encouraging it :lol:

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    luVn_liFe... says:

    lawd cheesus :facepalm:

    Morning ZOE
    kamadive
    Zeta4life
    SANDRAROSE :happy:
    TAken
    ------------------
    Have I been booted from the love list? :wail:

  • Phrozen1der

    Its not even 9AM and folks already getting into trouble.. :coffee:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Zeta- :hugs: and :kisses: no nasty ones. Since you missing your baby, I won't slap that drank out your hand. Yet.

  • luVn_liFe…

    They deserve the chance to do better and make a change. I will not stop believing that
    ~~~
    :| yeah.

    :wave: Morning WUTT :kiss:

  • zeta4lif

    @WUT-WUT :crying: hold meh just got back from Bragg and my man-child HIM DON'T NEED ME NO MO :crying: (lashes just said :hi:)

  • CaliYoruba

    ..I just remember thinking WOW, engaged already huh? Timeline seems kind of funny :thinking:

  • *Kah* Namaste! Peace! Blessing! One Love!

    :palmface: I guess the Sprites were right when they said this n-word wasn't worth syht and would mess up his second chance at life. Thanks for making us (people who were here blogging/fighting for your cause) look like fools. Your mama ain't syht. :sign:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Take- in short that GROWN man showed her why he was a grown man, and she got offended.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    CaliYoruba says:

    … this was a couple of years ago
    ----------------

    If this was a couple of years ago, why are you bringing it up now? I'm sure she has paid her penance and suffered enough for her minor indiscretion. She has children old enough to read the blogs. Let's try and be respectful.

  • kamadiva

    :hi: Zeta, LuvN, Taken, Wut, Zoe, Cali, BootCamp, PG & Sandra!

    @Taken - she talking about grown man wanting to serve her dack for breakfast and she saying :nono: she a child! :rolleyes:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    She said was it Shirley :ghost: :hahaha:

  • San ah make ya dance

    I have nothing nice to say… :kona:
    ----------------------
    +1 :tea:

  • zeta4lif

    @LOVEZ thanxs love :heart: my azz at work wth my door closed on my chaise lounge (shout-out to @TAKEN :nana: ) I am just not feeling this today and I got about 4Vets I need to get their paperwork together so they can move into their apts, I am :smoke:

    :whistle:

    Slo motion fa me!!!!
    OOOO I like it that she workin that back
    Slo motion fa me!!!

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    Sandra Rose says:

    @Cali: was it Shirley?
    --------------
    Umm nope Sandra you ain't gone give the whole speech about penance and loop round with this like you didn't just say what you said... :nono: We ain't doing that :rofl:

  • iWasteTime

    Man, I signed in 5 minutres to late!

    Hi Roses :wave:

    Hey Sandra
    San
    Taken
    Dub
    Dizzle
    Jenie
    Mi Amiga ( I miss thee)
    Z4L
    KDiva
    Wut wut wut wut wut (NORE vc)
    MOD
    LoveZ
    AJ

    I came to work ON today!

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    If she don’t gone head on with that bull swanky. :rolleyes: Somebody doorter got a log in :hahaha: They can’t figure out why their work email keeps getting sent spam. Cause they child over here being grown logging into family oriented blogs and websites trying to create a catfish life.

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    HEY NAH KAMA :hug:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    When I saw this shyt this morning shaking my motherfawking head :no:

  • San ah make ya dance

    :hug: Wasting, :hug: Luvn

  • CaliYoruba

    No, it wasn't Shirley. I forgot they have children, Sandra. Subject dropped.

    Hey Kamadiva :waves: How you doing?

    @Taken, she said she left with some guy 15 yrs her Senior & she didnt tell her mother b/c she knew she would dissapprove but she just wanted to have fun. Now she regrets going.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Thanks for making us (people who were here blogging/fighting for your cause) look like fools. Your mama ain’t syht
    :oops: TRUUUE :no:

    TIMEWASTER :yahoo: SAN :booty: morning luvlies!

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    @IWASTE :buttshake: Wut wut wut wut wut!!!

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    Morning everybody that just came in :hugs:
    @WUT somebody trying to steal your shine I see :tea: Watch you gone do? You not going to let them out freak you are you??? :waiting:

  • luVn_liFe…

    timewaster. . . Im losing my motivation at this gig :facepalm:

    my FCUKS are at -1 :lolsign:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Kam, luvn, waste :waves:

  • FuturedocDonte

    Sad that He wouldn't take his new opportunity at life seriously :shrug: still doesn't mean that I think the hospitals should start profiling people in determining who should live and who shouldn't based on race. :nono:

  • zeta4lif

    SLAPS @WUT on her :buttshake: I am the :buttshake: of the blog :mad:

    @WASTETIMEEBTWIC :rofl:

    @PHRO :wink: :hi:

    @JENAY :cheer:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    Morning y'all

    Jenie
    Taken
    San
    Waste
    WUT
    Zoe
    Z4L
    Cali
    Kam

    And Sandra

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    Special Morning to Phro!

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    Luvie is that why you are on here this morning? You ready to quit :( What they do ask you to put on a bra? That ain’t right friend. :no:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Missy- :waves:

  • San ah make ya dance

    :waves: MissyJ, Zeta

  • Trucie

    Just WOW! :facepalm:

  • kamadiva

    :hugs: to all...I am feeling good today!! I had a semi-migraine yesterday, went to bed early and feel refreshed! :tea: <--green tea

  • zeta4lif

    :wave: @MISSYJ

  • zeta4lif

    HEY @SAN (crazy child :lol: )

    @FUTUREDOC :hi: and whoever else comes in Good Morning

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    and I thought that transplant was his second :thinking: the media bullied the hospital so bad ... they gave him another transplant .... :no: lawd

  • kamadiva

    @FutureDoc - doesn’t mean that I think the hospitals should start profiling people in determining who should live and who shouldn’t based on race. :nono:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Me either, however, this lil Ingrate didn't help the argument!

    Wonder what his mammy thinking now. Gone say it wasn't his fault ...bish please!

  • FuturedocDonte

    :newpost:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Luvie is that why you are on here this morning? You ready to quit
    ~~~~~
    :ashamed: LOL

    What they do ask you to put on a bra? That ain’t right friend
    :nana: cheddup

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Zeta and MissyJ good morning :waves:

  • San ah make ya dance

    HEY @SAN (crazy child :lol: )
    ---------------
    Who me? :biggrin:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    So they said on the radio this am that Kobe was not going to resign with the Lakers when he comes back next season and was going to sign with the Cavs to play one year with Lebron. I was driving so as SOON as I got to a light I was on my phone like :pc: I found nada. I just realized sitting here that it must have been an April Fools joke :facepalm: Folks play too much. Like as an ADULT you should not be playing April Fools jokes. My husband tried it every year. One year he called me going off like he got fired. Stupid. :lol:

  • love_22_nina

    my brother had a heart transplant...became a whole different person (mean) angers me to see him smoking yierba

  • free

    Sandra Rose says:

    CaliYoruba says:

    Sidenote: Did Jovita get divorced after sleeping with the Mayor? I can never see her ring hand on t.v.
    —————-

    :shocked: Which mayor? Bill Campbell? Shirley Franklin? Kasim Reed?

    ***********************

    can't be kasim "i only married her cause she got pregnant cause i'm :gay: " reed.

  • free

    kamadiva says:

    @FutureDoc – doesn’t mean that I think the hospitals should start profiling people in determining who should live and who shouldn’t based on race. :nono:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Me either, however, this lil Ingrate didn’t help the argument!

    Wonder what his mammy thinking now. Gone say it wasn’t his fault …bish please!

    *************************

    wonder what the parents of the chirren who got passed over and probably died are thinking. just a damn shame.

  • free

    FuturedocDonte says: Sad that He wouldn’t take his new opportunity at life seriously :shrug: still doesn’t mean that I think the hospitals should start profiling people in determining who should live and who shouldn’t based on race.

    **************************

    it wasn't based on race. he was not taking his meds as he should. it was like he really didn't take the process seriously. the main argument in his defense was that he was young and dumb and young people don't really think of life in the same way. his mother, or some adult, promised they would make sure he took his meds and he said he would straighten his life out.

    you know those doctors are HEATED right now because i imagine they have to choose and probably saw folks die who needed that heart. this dude done fugged it up for everybody. however, i agree there was no telling at the time what would become of his life but the signs were definitely there: prior record, lack of parental involvement, and lack of discipline.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    FuturedocDonte says:

    Sad that He wouldn’t take his new opportunity at life seriously :shrug: still doesn’t mean that I think the hospitals should start profiling people in determining who should live and who shouldn’t based on race. :nono:
    _____________________

    :cosign:

  • whitty hutton

    Morning all!
    Read this on ajc this morning and I have mixed feelings about it. Yes, everyone deserves a chance at life but the people who didn't get that heart and died cuz his bad ass received it instead...well, it ain't fair imo.

  • RahrahRiah

    Morning Roses, lurking at work and wanting attention lol! This story breaks my heart, I have nothing nice to say :(

  • pointhimout

    LOL aint this a BISH? I remember this story right on Sandra Rose and how people were up in arms about him even being considered for an organ with his vast criminal background. I'll be damned. Now he's dead, as the result of more criminal activity. SMH. Stories like this where people have wreaked havoc on others or society bring peace to the working class. No pity, no remorse. Good riddance. Yep, he was someone's son, family member, who wreaked havoc on society.

    It was pretty selfish of his family to fight for an organ vs just letting him die 2 years ago. I wonder who was on the list after him to received this organ and if they're still alive.

  • pointhimout

    ^^^still alive as in were they able to get the organ from another donor or not.

  • goat76

    Was it really race for the reason they denied him the 1st time or was it the life he lived the reason? Which they turned out to be right about.