And, as usual, they won.
|The final social media Anthony Stokes posted...|
Cry 'racism' loud enough and long, and you'll win in Black-Run America (BRA). [Dying Teen Is Being Denied A Heart Transplant Because He’s Had Trouble With The Law, Think Progress, August 12, 2013]:
Fifteen-year-old Anthony Stokes has less than six months to live unless he receives an emergency heart transplant. But his family has been told that Anthony doesn’t qualify for the transplant list because he has a “history of non-compliance” — partly due to his history of earning low grades and having some trouble with the law.
“They said they don’t have any evidence that he would take his medicine or that he would go to his follow-ups,” Melencia Hamilton, Anthony’s mother, told WSBTV News. Hamilton explained that her son has an enlarged heart, and a transplant is the only thing that will help his condition.
The doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta weren’t very specific about what exactly contributed to their decision to label Anthony as “non-compliant.” But family friendsexplained to WSBTV News that they were told it’s partly because of Anthony’s performance in school and run-ins with law enforcement.
His family and friends don’t accept that as a valid reason to deny the teen life-saving treatment. “We must save Anthony’s life,” family friend Mack Major, identified as Anthony’s mentor, told CBS Atlanta. “We don’t have a lot of time to do it, but it’s something that must be done.”
For a few years, Anthony's life was saved because the cry of "racism" is far more powerful than decisions based on common sense. [Hospital Reverses Decision On Anthony Stokes Heart Transplant, ColorLine.com, 8-15-2013]:
Anthony Stokes has a chance at a heart transplant now that doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will put him on the wait list, reversing last week’s decision to keep him off the list because of “non-compliance.” The hospital has yet to comment on why Stokes was found “non-compliant,” saying only that they “follow very specific criteria in determining eligibility” for transplants and that they would be working “closely with the family.”
Stokes’s mother Melencia Hamilton told CNN the doctors said their decision was partly based on her son’s poor grades in school and juvenile criminal record. He also has tattoos and wears an ankle bracelet, allegedly from an incident where he was defending his younger brother. According to a spokesman for the family, Stokes will be put at the top of the list because his condition is so severe.Racial Justice indeed!
Poor academic record, juvenile criminal record and an ankle bracelet are the exact criteria necessary for pushing aside the Tin Woodman from The Wizard of Oz to receive a new heart.
|Not exactly the Tin Woodman...|
But a literal change of heart couldn't change the leopard's spots... [Who was controversial heart recipient Anthony Stokes?, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 4-1-15]
Anthony Stokes, 17, of Decatur, died Tuesday after crashing a stolen car while running from police. At the time, he was a suspect in a failed burglary and a carjacking, which police believe were linked to the fatal crash of the black Honda Accord on Ga. 9, Officer Lisa Holland said.
“We met with hospital officials about 30 minutes ago,” family spokesman Mark Bell said this afternoon. “After reviewing the situation, they said Anthony would be placed on the list for a heart transplant and that he would be first in line, due to his weakened heart condition.”
In an interview with Jovita Moore of Channel 2 Action News, Stokes said he had gotten into trouble after some fights at school. He said he had forgiven the hospital for judging him.
“Because God, he like, said forgive,” Stokes said.
Stokes said he deserved a second chance because he has the rest of his life to live.“So I can live. A second chance. Get a second chance and do, do things I want to do,” Stokes said.
Stokes turns 17.
Stokes was arrested and charged with possession of tools for the commission of a crime and criminal attempt, DeKalb County jail records showed.
Stokes was released from jail after posting $5,000 bond, records showed.
Stokes died after fleeing police following a carjacking and a burglary.An elderly Roswell woman told Channel 2 that Stokes shot at her after he kicked in her door and found her inside watching television.
Stokes clipped a car in the intersection and then jumped the curb and hit a pedestrian before colliding with a SunTrust Bank sign, Holland said.
“He lost control and there was a long set of skid marks,” she said.
Stokes died after rescue workers cut him out of Honda, Holland said. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital, but is expected to survive her injuries, police said.How many people did Stokes bypass in the line for a new heart all because the charge of "racism" was too much deflect? [Anthony Stokes: 15-year old Georgia boy gets on heart transplant list after earlier denial, WPTV.com, August 14, 2013]:
An August 7 letter from the hospital, which Bell provided to CNN, said that "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."
Noncompliance generally means that doctors doubt that a patient will take his medicine or go to follow-up appointments.
In a statement Tuesday, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta said, "While there has been misinformation circulating, Children's cannot discuss the specifics of this case or any other case due to privacy rules."
The hospital earlier had said it was working "closely with the family" to find solutions.
"The doctor made the decision that he wasn't a good candidate because of that," Bell said. "I guess he didn't think Anthony was going to be a productive citizen."
Anthony's mother, Melencia Hamilton, told CNN affiliate WGCL-TV that doctors said Anthony would live only three to six months if he didn't get the heart transplant.
In the meantime, the story became public in local media. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Georgia chapter got involved because Anthony's family called, and the organization has "a longtime relationship with the child," said the Rev. Samuel Mosteller, the chapter's president.
The complexity of transplants
Federal records show that 3,400 people were on waiting lists for heart transplants in 2012, but only 2,000 of these procedures were performed. While waiting for a heart transplant, 331 people died.No, family friend Mark Bell, Anthony was never going to be a productive citizen (and thankfully, he was never a "reproductive" citizen either).
But because of the charge of "racism," we can surmise a person on the waiting list for a new heart died so Anthony Stokes could live for a another 20 months...
This wasn't an April Fools' Day joke, for in Black-Run America (BRA), the joke is on white America every day.