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Parents Lose Their Toddler to Cancer and Freeze Her Remains Hoping for a Cure

In January of this year, a 3-year-old girl in Thailand affectionately nicknamed Einz died as a result of brain cancer. Her parents Sahatorn and Nareerat Naovaratpong and her 14-year-old brother Matrix grieved the loss of their family's youngest member.

The parents, who both hold doctorates in engineering, chose to cremate Einz's body and freeze her head in hopes that one day scientists will find a cure and they will be able to reunite with their child.

Known in the medical community as cryonic preservation, Einz is the youngest human to undergo this procedure. Her remains are locked away in a vault in Arizona.

"We believe death can be overcome in the future," said her father, according to USA Today. "Human beings are seeing technology increasing exponentially. It just doubles, doubles, doubles. If our computer systems proceed like this, they'll double their abilities minute by minute. That would allow us to solve the world's biggest problems."

Einz, whose given name was Matheryn, was collected by the U.S.-based Alcor Life Extension Foundation, the world's largest cryonics operation. The non-profit foundation charges $80,000 to "neuropreserve" a human's brain.

Alcor's website states their goal is to "save lives by using temperatures so cold that a person beyond help by today's medicine might be preserved for decades or centuries until a future medical technology can restore that person to full health."

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