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A six-month-old baby in Tennessee with a heart defect has finally been added to the waiting list for a transplant, after his evangelical parents claimed their doctor told them their child had to be vaccinated first.

August Stoll was born in December, and his heart defect was diagnosed when he was 13 days old.

He has spent much of his young life in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, and in June had heart surgery but his parents were told he would need a transplant.

'The transplant team (specifically Dr. David Bearl) gave us an ultimatum that if we did not give August a series of vaccines, he would keep him off the transplant list,' wrote his mother Hannah Stoll on June 24, on the website Tennessee Stands, a libertarian and religious organization. 

Six-month-old August Stoll is pictured in a photo the family shared on Instagram. The baby is now awaiting a lifesaving heart transplant. It is unclear if he has now been vaccinated: his mother Hannah said he had not been vaccinated against COVID, but did not explain why he was now eligible for a transplant

Six-month-old August Stoll is pictured in a photo the family shared on Instagram. The baby is now awaiting a lifesaving heart transplant. It is unclear if he has now been vaccinated: his mother Hannah said he had not been vaccinated against COVID, but did not explain why he was now eligible for a transplant

Hannah and Clint Stoll are seen together in 2011. The couple married in 2010, with Hannah moving from California and working at No Greater Joy ministries

Hannah and Clint Stoll are seen together in 2011. The couple married in 2010, with Hannah moving from California and working at No Greater Joy ministries

'He specifically used the phrase, 'I am mandating,' about eight times during our first conversation about this.'

She did not specify what vaccines were required, or detail his explanation. 

'The second conversation, I reasoned and debated with him over the insanity of giving my baby vaccines with a huge risk of a negative outcome, on a severely immunosuppressed child on their death bed,' she wrote. 

'He continued to refuse. I asked him if this was legal. He said no. I asked if this was policy. He said no.

'Our third conversation (this morning), he came and asked me if I had any more questions. I asked if he changed his mind. He said no.'

Hannah, who in 2011 described herself as 'a California girl' who moved to Tennessee after falling in love with and marrying Clint Stoll, appears to work at No Greater Joy ministries.

She said that she was adamant August not be vaccinated. 

Hannah and Clint Stoll are pictured with baby August in their GiveSendGo page, fundraising for the medical expenses

Hannah and Clint Stoll are pictured with baby August in their GiveSendGo page, fundraising for the medical expenses

August is being treated at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville

August is being treated at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville

'I firmly believe with absolute confidence that it is despicable, unethical, heartless, and disgusting to withhold a heart from a six-month-old baby over this,' she wrote. 

'I believe loading his body on these [vaccines] will kill him. I believe it is within my rights as a

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