Woman Freezes Brain Hoping Future Scientists Can Cure Her Brain Cancer


This seems like something out of a comic book, but this is for real!

Kim Suozzi is a 23-year-old woman who has an aggressive brain cancer called Glioblastoma multiforme.

She was very interested in science fiction and the brain and even was considering cryopreservation even before her cancer diagnosis!

The hope is that once preserved, after years and years go by and future doctors and scientists discover a cure for cancer and learn how to reanimate frozen people, she’d be brought back!

Her mother found the plan unnerving, especially because they only preserve the person’s head!

She said:

“It was explained to me that the cyropreservation was more successful if it was just the head. I can’t tell you why, I just know what they are really after is the brain.”

We guess in the future they can just put you into a robot body or something. Maybe even grow you a new body.

Kim raised about $7,000 on her own for the expensive process until a cryo-advocacy group donated over $60,000!

She passed away peacefully on January 17th in hospice near the cryopreservation facility she chose.

We truly hope that she can be cured and brought back to life in the distant future!

[Image via Christian R. Linder/Wikimedia Commons.]

Jan 25, 2013 7:45pm PST

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