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Is this fair Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
15th Aug '13

Is this fair to this teenage boy? There is the entire article link below, but I posted an excerpt that gives you a good idea of what it is about.



"His family says he needs a heart, but Children

Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3311 posts
15th Aug '13

That article is very poorly written.



I would guess that maybe there is persistant drug use, smoking or some sort of other issue present.



I don't know why the journalist wouldn't investigate

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36713 posts
15th Aug '13

Theres not enough info to go off of... Its very poorly written!!!!!

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
15th Aug '13
Quoting Tig Ol' Bitties:" That article is very poorly written. I would guess that maybe there is persistant drug use, smoking or some sort of other issue present. I don't know why the journalist wouldn't investigate"


I have read a couple other articles that have said he doesn't take his meds. And without taking his meds the heart transplant is considerably less likely to work. No illegal drugs or anything like that was mentioned.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
15th Aug '13

What Id like to see is what children currently waiting for hearts will be bumped OFF the list so this boy can get on it.




It sucks no matter what, but there is not a huge supply of hearts just out there for the taking.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36713 posts
15th Aug '13
Quoting Mama Rice:" I have read a couple other articles that have said he doesn't take his meds. And without taking his ... [snip!] ... his meds the heart transplant is considerably less likely to work. No illegal drugs or anything like that was mentioned."


Well its fair if he wont take his meds..

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
15th Aug '13

What the hell? I think that is really unfair. He could possibly die. I guess it's okay though. Since he's had bad grades and has gotten in trouble with the law a few times. :rolls:

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
15th Aug '13

I agree with the decision if it is non compliance based. There are many Children waiting for transplants. I would hate to see one go without, in favor of someone who probably won't take their medication after the fact and die from those complications anyways.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16615 posts
15th Aug '13

They reversed their decision. I thought it was fair though. His taking that heart means someone else will die waiting. I'd hate for it to be wasted due to noncompliance.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
15th Aug '13
Quoting ~Frodolicious~(B+M=R+?):" That's NOT why they denied him. They denied him for not taking his meds and not coming to scheduled medical appointments. Hence, non-compliance. "


That's what I got based off this article, someone else posted:



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/13/anthony-stokes-dying-teen-heart-transplant-low-grades-video_n_3748642.html

annad 18 kids; Danbury, Connecticut 5375 posts
16th Aug '13

I see they reversed it but honestly I think the hospital was right to deny him. There are kids on the list who take the meds, keep their appoitments, who obviously want to live and take it seriously. And really his parents are just as responsible if not more. It is their job to make sure he is taking his medication and taking him to all his appointments