Anthony Stokes, a 15-year-old boy, has  less than six months to live according to doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where the teenager has been hospitalized since July 14. But despite the severity of this enlarged heart, which doctors say can only be treated by way of a transplant, he’s been denied the chance to get one.

“They’ve given him a death sentence,” Christine Young Brown, president of the Newton Rockdale County Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), told local news station WSBTV.

Brown, along with other civil rights activists are beginning to take up Anthony’s cause because they argue the reason Stokes’ family says the teenager is being denied access to the transplant list — his performance in school and previous run-ins with the law are unacceptable.


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