A judge on the High Court in London granted a dying British teenager’s request to be cryogenically frozen. The ruling was last month, but media coverage was restricted while the girl was still alive.
A 14-year-old girl in the U.K. who was dying of cancer won the right to be cryogenically frozen, in a case that’s being described as remarkable — and potentially the first of its kind.
The girl wanted to have her body preserved in the hopes that scientists someday would be able to bring her back to life and cure her illness. Her wishes were initially supported by her mother but not her father, which led the girl to seek a judge’s intervention to ensure that her mother would decide what would happen to her body.