Cryogenically frozenA historic ruling has allowed a teenager who is terminally ill to preserve her body. The British teen wishes to be cryogenically frozen, says the Daily Mail. She wishes to then be woken in 200 years when there are likely to be more treatments, but also a way to reanimate her.
The teen died in October 2016, and today she is resting in a cryogenic state at -321 degrees Fahrenheit inside a cryogenics facility in Michigan. Only now has the case been reported.

The Girl's Battle to be Frozen

The teen's decision was granted by a British High Court, reports The Washington Post. She was terminally ill with cancer, and while her mother supported her decision to be frozen, her father fought it.
This was the first case of its kind for the country, and the teen pleaded with the judge that she did not want to be buried. Instead, she wanted the opportunity to be frozen in time.
While ill, the teen, who resided in London, investigated her options on the internet. That was how she discovered the idea of being frozen. She learned about cryogenics and wanted to use this latest technology to potentially save her life in the future.

Cryogenics is Highly Controversial

The idea of cryogenic freezing is highly controversial itself. There is no proven process, because the technology to reanimate a human being after death has not yet been discovered. Also, there is no evidence, per the Washington Post, that a body could die, be frozen, and brought back to life.
However, there are many people that embrace the idea and believe science will one day catch up. There are hundreds of people who have purchased cryogenic freezing, including baseball legends and Hollywood stars.
The Daily Mail points out that there is no evidence a person in poor health would survive later, and with her being in such bad health at the time of her death, research would have to tremendously improve to be successful bringing her back and curing her.

She May Not Remember Anything Later

While she is being preserved, the girl may be reanimated in the future, but she may not have any family or remember anything of her past. Scientists are unsure how reanimation will play out, nor do they know what the human brain will do after sleeping for 200 or more years.
BBC reports that there are cryogenic facilities throughout the world, including the United States and Russia. Bodies are preserved in nitrogen. However, the United Kingdom does not have cryogenic facilities nor do they allow them. Therefore, the girl had to petition the court to allow her to go to the United States, even though her father protested, and have her body frozen in time.
The cost to cryogenically freeze a person is astounding, but the courts were persuaded by the girl's letter. The Daily Mail reports that the judge overseeing the case visited the girl in her hospital room, because she was too ill to represent herself in court.