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Orders made to secure 14 year old’s wish to be cryo-preserved upon death

Posted on December 7, 2016

In a recent case Mr Justice Peter Jackson made the decision to grant an application by a 14-year-old girl who was suffering from a rare form of terminal cancer to be cryonically preserved on death. This has been frequently in the news recently and sparked a lot of interesting debates with many people questioning would I want this for myself?
The young girl, known as JS, was supported by her mother who she lived with. However, her father initially objected to her decision. The father eventually agreed on the condition that he and other family members could view JS’s body after her death. JS parents had divorced and for most of her life she lived with her mother, only having minimal contact with her father.
Mr Justice Jackson emphasised that it was not the Court’s decision to decide what happened after JS’s death but to select the best person to make this decision.
JS died on the 17th of October 2016 and arrangements were made for her body to be cryonically preserved.

Family Law Week have written a very interesting article here.

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