A teenage girl from the UK has just made history after ending up being the first British child to be cryogenically frozen.
The girls parents, who are divorced, went into a legal battle as the father believed the ₤37,000 ($45,954USD) cost and the ruthless procedure of protecting her were excessive for his estranged daughter.
While on her death bed, the teen composed a letter to the judge, which read: "I have been asked to explain why I want this unusual thing done. I am only 14-years-old and I don't want to die but I know I am going to die.
"I think being cryo-preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up - even in hundreds of years' time. I don't want to be buried underground.
"I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they may find a cure for my cancer and wake me up. I want to have this chance. This is my wish."
It's an unbelievable process, as you can see below, however is something which clearly triggers debate.
The girl sadly passed away last month.
High court judge Mr Justice Jackson accepted the teenager's wishes. He visited her briefly prior to her death on October 17. In reference to this meeting, he stated: "She died peacefully in the knowledge her body would be preserved in the way she wished."
Now, her body has been sent out over to America as Britain does not have a specific laboratory for the procedure. Her body has been 'chilled' over the last few weeks in liquid nitrogen.
In accordance with the Mirror, the teen had actually been estranged from her father for the last 8 years. He stated: "Even if the treatment succeeds and she is revived in, let's say, 200 years, she might not find any relative and she may not remember anything.
" She might be left in a desperate circumstance - considered that she is still only 14 years old - and will be in the United States of America."
Ultimately, he conceded in stating: "I respect the decisions she is making. This is the last and only thing she has actually asked from me."
This is such an awful case.
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