A 15 year old DeKalb County, Georgia boy has six months to live and is in desperate need of a heart transplant, but doctors say he does not qualify.

The family says they've been told it's simply because of his troubled past. Anthony Stokes remains in the hospital tonight.

His family and civil rights groups are trying to put the pressure on to change the doc's minds.

Stokes says, "I want the doctors to give me an opportunity to life."

In a letter to his family, doctors say it's because of a history of non compliance.

His mother, Melencia Hamilton, "They said they don't have any evidence that he would take his medicine, or that he would go to his follow ups."

The keepers of the nation's transplant lists have strict guidelines as to who qualifies.

While doctors don't specify, family friends say they've been told it's at least partly because the teen had low grades and trouble with the law.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta says, "The well-being of our patients is always our first priority. We are continuing to work with this family and looking at all options regarding this patient's health care. We follow very specific criteria in determining eligibility for a transplant of any kind."

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