Zoë Fleetwood represented cryo-preserved 14 year old

We represented JS in respect of her application to court for orders to secure her wish to be cryo-preserved upon death.

JS sadly died on 17 October 2016. Our client did not want publicity. She was a bright, intelligent young person, who was able to articulate strongly held views. She pursued her investigation into cryo-preservation with determination. She said:

“I think being cryo-preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up, even in hundreds of years’ time. I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they may find a cure for my cancer and wake me up. I want to have this chance. This is my wish”.

It was a privilege to represent this young person and together with the court, the hospital trust and other organisations, achieve an outcome for her which gave her great comfort in the last days of her life.

JS and M and F [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam)

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