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Dying 23yo woman E-begging to R.I.P

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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A 23-year-old woman who is not expected to live out the year has decided she'd like to be cryogenically frozen when she dies, and she's turned to Reddit for help. Kim Suozzi, who has an inoperable brain tumor, made a post on Reddit a few weeks ago that explained her bleak prognosis and asked members to help her "find some peace in dying young." Adhering to the social networking site's code of ethics for lengthy posts, she concluded with a bolded one-line recap for short attention spans: "I want to be cryogenically preserved when I die from brain cancer but can't afford it. I am literally begging for financial help." Within 24 hours, she had hit $2,100, and her cause soon caught the notice of the Society For Venturism, a group of cryonics boosters that ran a background check and set up a tax-deductible charity. At last update, they had raised her $27,000.


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I expect opinions to be very polarized on this one but i just think it as gotten out of control. Reddit should not have allowed her to do this. People die and it is really sad. Some old, some young. I might too get sick and wish to be helped but there is nothing science can do for her. Why her and not someone else? Why give my money to someone who wishes to cheat death and not someone else who has a small chance at living? Anyways, I always had something against e-begging but this is just of bad taste. No one can cheat death, even less when the technology they are using can not even bring the dead back. It is all experiments. Backed by naive donors...





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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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I don't understand people's obsession with other people's business and decisions. So she wants to ask for money on the Internet... It's really none of our business. If you want to give, then give. If not, ignore it. That's freedom. Freedom to speak and express. Freedom to give and receive. How does it hurt you? Sure, maybe someone else has a better chance of living. Let them ask for money, too.

I don't have a judgment about cryogenics. It's their business.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
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I don't understand people's obsession with other people's business and decisions. So she wants to ask for money on the Internet... It's really none of our business. If you want to give, then give. If not, ignore it. That's freedom. Freedom to speak and express. Freedom to give and receive. How does it hurt you? Sure, maybe someone else has a better chance of living. Let them ask for money, too.

I don't have a judgment about cryogenics. It's their business.



The use of e-begging on social networks i have a problem with, just as i would have a problem with you begging on ATS.
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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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What a great story, I hope it works out for her. Smart to use Reddit for help like this, lots of caring people on those social websites.

I don't know much about cryogenics, but I do know about being robbed of your life at a very young age.
Power to her for thinking of this, I hope it brings her comfort.

Everyone deserves help, most are afraid or too stubborn to ask for it. Many are too greedy or jealous to give it.
Millions of people need assistance every day - my opinion is that we all have something to give.

Thanks for the story OP.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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It's nothing new. I've seen people raise $5,000 using Kickstarter in order to make a movie about something that we've never proven really exists. Background info: the girl in question has youtube series examining the paranormal activity in her life (further study reveals that it's a show put on by small-time actors and actresses, funded by merchandise advertising the series) and she used Kickstarter to amass enough money to pay for 3 months rent in order to make a movie based on her work. I'm not sure if the movie has even been released yet...and this was months ago. Several months.


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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
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It's nothing new. I've seen people raise $5,000 using Kickstarter in order to make a movie about something that we've never proven really exists. Background info: the girl in question has youtube series examining the paranormal activity in her life (further study reveals that it's a show put on by small-time actors and actresses, funded by merchandise advertising the series) and she used Kickstarter to amass enough money to pay for 3 months rent in order to make a movie based on her work. I'm not sure if the movie has even been released yet...and this was months ago. Several months.


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Exactly why e-begging should not be allowed on Reddit. If she wants to get enough money for rent she should get off her webcam and go work as i do.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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This is too funny, yet sad. I'm trying to figure out why you're so concerned with people e-begging on reddit, especially using this particular story as an example, while at the same time trying to figure out what reddit is. Is it so hard to ignore it? Quite frankly I don't like people posting their negative opinions on matters like this that don't concern them. So the best thing for me to do after this post is to ignore it and let you do your own thing. I think you should learn to do the same.

Now for my opinion on this story. If people want to give their hard earned money to someone in fear and in desperate need of mental comfort why are you here objecting to it? I hope if you're ever in this type of situation, knowing how little time you have left, sitting in the dark at night realizing the days you had really were a blessing and you might not get to see tomorrow, that you're able to find the comfort you need and be able to rest in peace. This thing we know as life is amazing, as humans we have the best experience here. Do you know what it feels like to come to the realization that you'll be facing whatever is beyond this beautiful experience in the coming days, weeks, a few months if you're lucky. No, I don't think so, and I guarantee as much as you think you're ready for whatever is to come, if anything, mentally you really aren't. Let her get her comfort, not many people get to go in peace, if she can then I'm personally happy for her.



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:59 AM
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Like the dude above said, it's none of your business. The chick is about to die and wants to beg for some money to get frozen. BIG DEAL. If you don't want to give then don't. She didn't come knocking on your door, she's on the net. Let her be.

I'd expect a reaction if she was about to die and was asking for money to purchase explosives to take a hundred people with her bc she's bitter. But what she's doing is harmless and obviously the cryo company feels it worthy of starting up actual fund.




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