Young woman freezes her brain in case brain cancer cure is discoveredBy Mason White 12:28 PM February 3, 2013
|Kim Suozzi with her boyfriend|
By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A young woman was confident that scientist will eventually find a cure for cancer, that she had her brain frozen.
The woman, had her head cryopreserved in order to be able to be reborn when a cure for cancer is found.
23-year-old Kim Suozzi, of Saint Louis, Missouri, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.
Sadly, two months before she was set to graduate from Truman State University in Missouri, Suozzi, then 21, learned that her cancer was back and she was given less than two years to live.
In an effort to save her life, Suozzi, has undergone numerous surgeries and experimental treatments but none of them have been successful.
Before she passed away in January, Suozzi, made all the necessary arraignment to have her head frozen. Being cryopreserved is very expensive and Suozzi, did not have the money to have her final wish granted.
She asked people to help her raise money for her cause. “I’m trying to be preserved because I’ve done everything else in my power to help extend my life,” she wrote. “I’ve looked at essentially every diet, supplement, clinical trial, and ‘miracle treatment’ out there. This is the last thing I can possibly do to fight for another chance and if it does happen to work, it will be incredible.” She added.
As a student of neuroscience in college, Suozzi, said her interest in cryonics awoke long before her diagnosis. With the help of friends Suozzi, raised the necessary funds to be cryopreserved.
When requesting donations, one of her friends wrote “please help me freeze my friend.”
Together they raised nearly $7,000 and they also received donations of more than $60,000 from a cryo-advocacy group, The Society for Venturism.
At first, Suozzi’s mother, had a hard time accepting her daughter’s wishes especially when she learned they would freeze her daughter’s head.
Suozzi, spent the last two weeks of her life in a hospice in Scottsdale, Arizona, as she wanted to die in the area of the cryopreservation facility where she was to be cryopreserved. The facility is called Alcor Life Extension.
Suozzi, passed away on January 17, may she rest in peace.