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Saturday, 19 November 2016

14 year old girl wins the right to be frozen after she dies

Knowing she only had weeks to live, a dying 14 year old schoolgirl, described as a “bright, intelligent young person”, desperately turned to cryogenics in the hope that one day, a cure would be found and she would be brought back to life. The teenager spent her last months fervently researching how she could be frozen until a cure is found for her rare form of cancer in the future.
As she ran out of time, her divorced parents were locked in a bitter battle about what to do with her remains after she died.

Due to her young age, she couldn't make a will, so she did the best thing to make sure her wish was carried out. The teenager went to court to protect her dying wish.
In a heartbreaking letter to the judge, she said that while she did not want to die, she had accepted her fate.

She wrote:
"I have been asked to explain why I want this unusual thing done.
I am only 14 years old and I don’t want to die but I know I am going to die.
I think being cryo-preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up - even in hundreds of years’ time.
I don’t want to be buried underground.
I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they may find a cure for my cancer and wake me up.
I want to have this chance.
This is my wish."
Presiding judge Mr Justice Peter Jackson said:
“She died peacefully in the knowledge her body would be preserved in the way she wished.” The mother, who lived with her child in London, supported her.  
After a battle in the High Court, her wish came true and she made British legal history.

Details of the case was only revealed now after the youngster passed away last month.

Her remains have already been shipped to the US for storage.

Her father, whom she had not seen for eight years and did not want any contact with, was, initially against the move.

He said he was worried about his daughter ­potentially being revived as a 14-year-old, in America in the distant future.
The father said:
“Even if the treatment is successful and she is brought back to life in, let’s say, 200 years, she may not find any relative and she might not remember things.
“She may be left in a desperate situation – given that she is still only 14 years old – and will be in the United States of America.”
But he eventually backed down, telling the court:
“I respect the decisions she is making. This is the last and only thing she has asked from me.”
The judge said the father’s change of heart was understandable and added:
“No other parent has ever been put in his position.”
Her application is the only one of its kind to have come before a court in England and Wales – and possibly elsewhere, according to Mr Justice Jackson.
He said he was not ruling on the rights and wrongs of cryogenic science but on the disagreement between the parents.
Because the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was too ill to attend court, the judge went to see her in hospital.
He said he had been moved by the “valiant way” in which she had faced her “predicament”.
The girl is now among a small number of people frozen in the hope that future science means they will one day be brought back to life. She is the 143rd patient.
Soon after death, patients are put in an ice bath to cool the body before it is pumped full of an “organ preservation solution”.
Those like the schoolgirl who come from outside the US are flown or shipped over while packed in ice.
Once in the facility, the body is further cooled under computer control by nitrogen gas at a temperature of -110C over several hours.
During the next two weeks, their temperature is lowered to -196C before being suspended in liquid nitrogen in a “patient care bay”, waiting for the day science can revive them.
Since the technology was introduced in the 1960s, only three organisations – two in the US and one in Russia – have made it a commercial business, the court heard.

People planning to be frozen include
  • Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane
  • Talkshow host Larry King
  • X Factor chief Simon Cowell
  • Singer Britney Spears
People who have already been frozen
  • James Bedford, a 73-year-old psychologist, who was the first in 1967
  • Baseball legend Ted Williams, whose head and body are being stored separately
  • Matheryn Noavaratpong, two years old, from Bangkok in Thailand who is the youngest to be frozen after her death from brain cancer in 2015.


NaijaDeltaBabe said...


...merited happiness

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Bonita Bislam said...

Choiiiiii what won't I hear in the name of science. I've not recovered from cloning technology, then this cryo preservation

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Anonymous said...

Even if the find the cure in the next minute, can they live again without the soul, because at this point the soul is either in Heaven or Hell

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ndi ocha di too much

Unknown said...

Ndi ocha wu agbara! Linda take note!

Kayne dem 4 me said...

Story for the gods... na too much money dey worry them...

Sql 9ja said...

Respect to western science.. unlike Africa where its all about the money

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Chizzy Liz said...

**********************how do dey intend reviving a soul????? Mkpuru obi pugolu apu..... Hmmmmmmmmmm......

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Unknown said...

Whites are next to God...this is mind blowing

Okonta said...

People will believe anything.

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Unknown said...

Ermmm... Wait, she's dead, but frozen, and when a cure is found for her ailment, she'd be resurrected or something?

Mr 47 said...

Sleep well‎

Anonymous said...

Nothing personi no go hear!

Unknown said...

Hmmm...it's quit confusing..how can somebody who is already dead be revived

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Unknown said...

Which kain stupid win be that after She don die

REAL. PIKIN said...

Hmmm though scientifically interesting but only God can revive the dead.

Unknown said...

Wot a wish, may God Grant her wish

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Eyah. This one na Aurora

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Unknown said...

This post got me shedding tears.God knows best.She doesn't have to be frozen to come alive.God can do all things but they didn't consult God rather they contacted USA.Sorry once again.sorry you had to go through this............ .God Bishop where are yoy

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Congratulations to her soul!

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Sincerely_From_My_Heart said...

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Anonymous said...

They forgot or are ignorant: how do they revive the soul that is gone? Without getting back the soul, the body remains dead.

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Unknown said...

Oh boy, you no get sense at all.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Oyibo no go ki person honestly.

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Anonymous said...

Precisely! But I don't think u die before the process starts(confusing part) ...cause ur brain n nerve gotta be alive. Linda forgot to add Walt Disney himself. Personally, I've seen a frozen fish taken out of an industrial freezer n thawed in water.... Came bk alive in about 4min.

Anonymous said...

Only God can do things that involves your soul. It is not negotiable. God creates life, God gives life and God takes or allows life to be taken for a purpose. These scientists are just ignorant of God

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