Black teen who got heart transplant killed in police chase

By all accounts Anthony Stokes, 17, was a troubled teen. He had a considerable juvenile record after frequent encounters with law enforcement. Two years ago, his life became a point of national interest because he needed a heart transplant. The hospital initially denied his request because of his juvenile criminal record and his history of […]

Dying mother of 3 has to bury husband killed in head-on car crash

Kina Webb-Owens, 33, needs a heart. The mother of three was depending on her husband of 10 years Adrian Owens, 34, to take care of the kids if she didn’t receive a badly needed heart transplant. Unfortunately, on Oct. 29, 2014, Adrian was killed in a head-on collision while traveling to work in Indianapolis. Sadly, […]

Black teen who was initially denied has received heart transplant

Anthony Stokes has been given a second chance at life. The 15-year-old Atlanta student is recovering after undergoing a five-hour surgery and receiving a new heart. Two weeks ago, Stokes was told by doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston that he could die in three to six months if he didn’t get a […]

Atlanta children’s hospital reconsiders; Black teen has been added to heart transplant list

Anthony Stokes, 15, is “happy” according to his mother Melencia Hamilton after hearing the news that his name has been added to the heart transplant list. The story broke on Monday that Stokes needs a life-saving transplant but was denied due to “noncompliance.” The teen suffers from dilated cardiomyopathy – the heart’s main pumping chamber, the left […]

Black teen heart transplant denial a case of profiling, says SCLC leader

Christine Young Brown of the SCLC believes Anthony Stokes has been given a death sentence. Stokes, 15, is being denied proper healthcare because of his past behavior. He is in need of a heart transplant because he has an enlarged heart. Stokes is currently a patient at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and could […]

Black teen denied heart transplant because of racism by doctors?

A 15-year-old black male is being denied proper health care because of his past behavior. According to reports by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Anthony Stokes is in need of a heart transplant because he has an enlarged heart. Stokes is currently a patient at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and could die in three to […]