SAINT LOUIS – 23 year old Kim Suozzi had her brain ‘frozen’ with hopes science will be able to defrost it years from now and give Kim a new life.
NDJ World | Published: Feb 05 2013 North America→World News
The Saint Louis, Missouri woman died from a brain tumor, on January 17th. On her deathbed, she expressed she was hopeful that doctors would one day be able to cure her tumor. He last wishes were to have her brain preserved through a process known as cryonics – deep freezing in liquid nitrogen.
Kim, who was a student in neurology at the Truman State University in Missouri, was diagnosed with in her late teens with glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive of all brain tumors.
She underwent surgery and chemotherapy but two months before graduating, then 21 year old Kim, was told she’d only have 2 more years to live.
Kim tried experimental treatments with the hopes of beating her death sentence but in vain.
Kim knew about cryonics through her studies. Before dying she prepared all the necessary legal requirements to have her brain frozen.
But Kim didn’t have the money to pay for cryotherapy which is still very controversial and very expensive. She asked charities and individuals for donations saying she’d done absolutely everything she could do to cure her cancer but nothing had worked.
“Every possible diet, supplement, being at a clinic or miracle ‘treatments’ I have tried, all without results. The only thing for me left to do is to be frozen. I want to fight for that chance, should it ever happen, that would be unbelievable,” Kim wrote.
Thanks to the ‘The Society for Venturism‘ organization, a society that helps those wanting cryotherapy, and thanks to her friends, Kim managed to get more than $US60,000.
A short while after Kim Suozzi died, her head was frozen at a specialized hospital in Scottsdale Arizona.
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