The Cryonics Institute's 108th patient is a 21-year-old student named Yuliya Vertelets'ka. She was born on April 6th 1990 in Shyshaky, Poltava region, Ukraine. She finished Shyshaky regional gymnasium for gifted children in 2007 with a record of excellence. She spent her senior year studying in Williston High School, Florida, USA winning the Future Leaders Exchange Program. Afterwards she went to study to Prague, Czech Republic, where she received her bachelor's degree in International Business, Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague. She won a scholarship to study a semester of her Master's Degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian, German, Spanish, Czech and also studied French. She sings well and has played the piano since she was 6 years old. She has a lot of friends from around the world. Her hobbies are sports, dancing and photography. Her life motto is "Never, never, never give up and you will make a difference".
Connie's and my experience in getting ready for my father's suspension may provide useful information for lots of people facing the same issues. The key lessons are pretty simple; preparation, homework, and attention to detail. We also used multiple vehicles, hiring our own nursing care, using hospice, and coordinating with EMS. Two of the three proved critical. But we needed all three, since we didn't do know what would come through most quickly.
The Cryonics Institute's 103rd patient is a 79-year-old woman who was cryopreserved by her son. She had worked as a secretary from 1948 to 1968. Her son was born in 1967. Her husband (who had worked as a letter-carrier) died of cancer in 1989. None of the family ever smoked, however. Although the family was interested in cryonics, they believed that it was not affordable at that time. In 1990 the patient and her son moved into a smaller apartment where they lived together until her hospitalization and legal death.