We don't have a full picture because the kid's medical records are sealed. At some point, this kid and his parents have to take responsibility for screwing up so much and possibly even making his condition worse by non-compliance. And BTW if a parent ties a kid down or bodily holds him down like that to force-feed them medications, then someone will cry child abuse and the parents get arrested. So no, you actually CAN'T force feed them their medications like a toddler. If it's a pill, you've got to basically sit on the kid (per the pic, a good size), hold his head, hold him at the jaw, pinch his nose/choke him to the mouth open, then hold his mouth closed and suffocate him so he'll swallow. Really? That's what you're going to do? From one of the articles: "Assessing compliance for potential transplant recipients is important because if a patient doesn't strictly take all required medicines as directed, he or she could die within weeks of leaving the hospital, said Dr. Ryan Davies, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, who is not involved with this case." But don't worry, once again just like on prior cases, now not only is this kid on the list, he's now considered a "top priority" for the list. Wonder how everyone on the heart transplant list that played by the rules, did their appointments, took their medications, waited their turn feel? Once again, all this proves is if you don't like the decision, get a lawyer and go to the press, or cry racism (they're alleging that because he's black and has had troubles the hospital didn't think he was worth saving).