23-Year old with terminal brain cancer hopes to be cryopreserved (UPDATE)

October 18, 2012

Kim Suozzi before her diagnosis

As we noted previously, Kim Suozzi, 23, has terminal brain cancer that is highly aggressive and growing rapidly in a location that makes surgery impossible, and her final wish is to be cryopreserved.

Alcor Life Extension Foundation announced Wednesday that it has offered to cryopreserve Kim at a reduced cost, with the staff donating their time for her cryopreservation.

“I learned about cryonics several years ago, while doing reading for a science class, says Kim. “I had always planned on establishing cryopreservation arrangements through life insurance, but I was caught off guard when I was suddenly diagnosed during my last month and a half of college.

“The only thing that I can think of that might let me live out my full life and make me feel a little more at ease with my death is to secure cryopreservation plans in the belief that they figure out how to revive people in the future.”

Ms. Suozzi of Columbia, Missouri wants to relocate to Scottsdale — as soon as possible — which will further reduce the $80,000 cost of cryopreservation. However, she lacks the funds. Hundreds of donors have reached out to help Kim, but time is short.

Donations of any amount are welcome. Send your tax deductible donation to the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, 7895 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, or call 480.905.1906 x114. With help, it is hoped that Kim can someday resume a full life.

Although walking with a leg brace, Ms. Suozzi plans to attend the Alcor 40th Anniversary conference at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort (7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale) from October 19–21. She will share her story briefly during the conference and is available for interviews until the morning of Tuesday October 23.