The mother of a 14-year-old British girl who died from cancer has won a court battle to have one of her final wishes granted -- the chance to be cryogenically frozen in the US so that she may one day be brought back to life.
The high court ruled in her and her mother's favour, despite her father being against the idea at first. Before her death, the child sent a horrendously sad letter to the court, in which she said: "I have been asked to explain why I want this unusual thing done. I’m only 14 years old and I don’t want to die, but I know I am going to. I think being cryo‐preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up, even in hundreds of years’ time."
She added, not unreasonably, that: "I don’t want to be buried underground. I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they might find a cure for my cancer and wake me up. I want to have this chance. This is my wish."
And she's had it granted thanks to a £37,000 fee handed over to US cryogenics specialist Cryonics Institute, money raised by her mother's parents. [Guardian]