The 101st patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) is an 18-year-old boy who committed suicide by hydrogen sulfide poisoning. He was reportedly "super bright", but suffered from depression. His parents were aware of the problem and as far as they were aware, anti-depressants and a new school program had elevated their son's spirits. So they were taken by surprise by the suicide. There was evidence that their son had taken the advice of a website that encourages teenagers to commit suicide.
The 100th patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) is an 84-year-old man who was a World War II veteran for the United States Air Force. The patient had been a mink farmer for most of his life, but he had a great appreciation for science and the potential of future science. He loved baseball, he loved playing the accordion, and he was fascinated by the thought of intelligent life elsewhere in space. When he developed Parkinson's disease he read every book on the subject he could find. His son would quote his father as the source of an aphorism: "Accurate knowledge is the basis of correct opinion".
The 97th patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) has been a CI Member since 1986, and was active in cryonics since its inception. The patient came to many of the annual CI meetings, and had been meticulous in ensuring that his physician, funeral director, and others were well informed and well prepared concerning his cryonics wishes.