A woman, who was suffering from a deadly illness, started a fundraising campaign to fund her own cryogenic preservation.
In many futuristic Sci-Fi movies various people get frozen and then brought back to life. Unsurprisingly, this technique is available for flora, fauna and human beings nowadays and it’s called cryogenic preservation. It’s performed only on terminally ill patients and it costs a lot. In fact, it costs so much that a woman started a fundraising campaign just to get enough money to fund her cryopreservation.
According to official reports, Kim Suozzi was 23 years old when she was cryogenically preserved. Kim was diagnosed with a deadly illness, which left her with only months to live. She was a neuroscience student and she couldn’t find a doctor that knew how to cure her glioblastoma multiforme – a deadly type of brain cancer. Thus, she took her matters to Reddit.com and asked the user base to help her with an idea on what she should do with the rest of her short lifespan. One Internet user suggested that she could undergo cryogenic preservation and remain “frozen” until a point of time, when medicine and technology are so developed that she can be cured. Kim agreed to the suggestion.
The woman teamed up with a non-profit organization named Society for Venturism and started a fundraising campaign to fund her own cryogenic preservation. She was cryogenically preserved back in January 2013, when she was 23 years old, and pronounced as clinically dead.
Society for Venturism, the organization, which helped Kim, has also helped with the funding of a couple of other similar projects for people, who wished they could undergo a cryogenic preservation. Nowadays they are still working on similar cases to Kim’s one.