The 89th patient of the Cryonics Institute is a German woman who deanimated in Switzerland on the day following her 80th birthday. The woman's only son had moved to Switzerland 20 years ago. When her husband died 14 years ago she moved to Switzerland to live with her son.
Cause of cardiac arrest was not determined. Three years previously she had experienced a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) from which she recovered. She also had signs of arrhythmias. But immediately prior to deanimation she was simply "sick", finding it hurtful to eat and drink.
The 88th patient of the Cryonics Institute is an 89-year old cancer victim from Ohio who was cryopreserved by her son and daughter. The patient had breast cancer that spread to her bones, kidney and the base of her skull.
The patient's daughter had vaguely known of cryonics, but became inspired to cryopreserve her mother after seeing the April 1st TV program on the subject with Barbara Walters. She had paid money to Alcor, but balked when Alcor asked for even more money on the grounds that it is a "last minute" case (terminal within six months of joining Alcor). The daughter was considering using Suspended Animation, Inc. or having her mother brought to Michigan by ground ambulance when her mother took a turn for the worst, and she was forced to sign-up her mother with CI without any provision for standby.
The 87th patient of the Cryonics Institute is a man named Theo, who for over a decade had served as President of the Cryonics Association of Australia (CAA) before his recent resignation due to health concerns. In 1990 Theo helped with the cryopreservation of Roy Schiavello, Australia's first cryonics patient. Theo is a 71-year-old retired teacher and father of five children: three sons and two daughters. All family members were supportive of Theo's long-expressed determination to be cryopreserved when his time came.