A two-year-old girl from Thailand who died of brain cancer has become the youngest person in the world to be cryogenically frozen in the hope that one day there will be a cure for her cancer and she could be brought back to life.
Matheryn Noavaratpong was diagnosed with an 11-cm tumor in her left brain in 2014 after she failed to wake up on the morning of April 19, online magazine Motherboard reported. She suffered from ependymoblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer that occurs in very young children.
Doctors removed half the tumor and told her parents – who are both scientists – that she would probably never wake up from her coma. They advised the family to take her off life support, said the report.