By NBC News
April 1, 2015

A suburban Atlanta teenager who received national attention two years ago after doctors turned down his request for a heart transplant was killed Tuesday in a high-speed police chase.

Anthony Stokes, 17, of Decatur, Georgia, received a transplant to replace his failing heart in August 2013—but only after a hospital reversed its decision denying him a spot on the transplant list because of his brushes with the law.

Doctors rebuffed Stokes because he had a “history of noncompliance,” and they did not think he would take his medications or show up for follow-up appointments, Stokes’ mother said. The…

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