Controversial Heart Transplant Recipient & Delinquent Dies in Police Chase After Robbing Elderly Woman (Video)
In 2013 Anthony Stokes was given a second chance on life after receiving a heart transplant despite his violent past.
Anthony pi$$ed it all away.
Last night Anthony Stokes died in a police chase after breaking into an elderly woman’s home.
The Washington Post reported:
In 2013, then-15-year-old Anthony Stokes was dying and desperately needed a heart transplant that he couldn’t get because, according to doctors, he had “a history of noncompliance.”
Stokes’s family suspected that his low grades and a history of trouble with the law gave doctors reason to believe that he would not be willing to take his medicine or show up at subsequent doctor’s visits. The Georgia teen’s story story sparked outrage, and the hospital quickly reversed its decision, giving him priority on the transplant list.
But two years later, after he received a transplant, Stokes’s “second chance” has come to an abrupt end.
Tuesday afternoon, Stokes died after a stolen vehicle he was driving jumped a curb, hit a pedestrian and collided with a pole in a car chase with police, according to WSBTV.
The pedestrian was hospitalized for her injuries, and Stokes’s car was nearly split in half by the sign, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Police said he had to be cut out of the Honda by first responders and rushed to a hospital, where he died around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night.
“He lost control and there was a long set of skid marks,” Roswell Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Holland told WXIA.
According to Holland, Stokes was driving a car that matched the description of one used by a person suspected of breaking into an elderly woman’s home. The chase began after officers responding to her 911 call attempted to pull Stokes over, according to WXIA.
Anthony Stokes was initially not placed on the heart transplant list in 2013, but when his story garnered national attention, the hospital reversed course. Stokes died on Tuesday after a car chase with police. (Courtesy: WSBTV)