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Art Quaife of the American Cryonics Society, opens a cryogenic storage capsule containing two frozen people at the Trans-Time warehouse in Oakland, Calif., April 22, 1987. For 150 members of he San Francisco-based ACS, freezing bodies and brains is a logical step towards immortality. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A terminally ill teen convinced a judge to let her freeze her body to 'live longer'


A dying teen got her wish to be frozen so she could live longer, the Associated Press reports.

A 14-year-old British girl who wanted her body to be frozen so she could later be “woken up” won a historic legal fight shortly before her death, the Associated Press reports.

"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," the  terminally ill cancer victim wrote to a judge before her death.

She told the judge she wanted to be 'cryo-preserved' -- a process where the whole body is frozen in the hope that one day it will be possible to revive it.

This is a screen grab of the patient report detailing the teen's cryopreservation.

The teen is the first child to be cryogenically preserved.

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