Dying young woman hopes to transcend death through cryonics

Comments Print By Amy Harmon New York Times  September 12, 2015 NEW YORK — In the moments just before Kim Suozzi died of cancer in Arizona at age 23, it fell to her boyfriend, Josh Schisler, to follow through with the plan to freeze her brain. As her pulse monitor sounded its alarm and her breath grew ragged, he fumbled for his phone. Fighting emotion, he alerted the cryonics team waiting nearby and called the hospice nurses to come pronounce her dead. Any delay would jeopardize the chance to maybe, someday, resurrect her mind. It was impossible to know on that morning in January 2013 which fragments of Suozzi’s identity might survive, if any. They knew how strange it sounded, the hope that Suozzi’s brain could be preserved in subzero…

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