A 14 year-old girl's wish to be frozen after her death was granted by the court.
The girl, whose name has only been reported as 'JS,' passed away from cancer and decided she wanted her body to be frozen after she researched the process of cryonics online.
She died in October and was then cryogenically preserved.
Details of the case were not released until one month following her death.
Legal proceedings took place because she needed the permission of her parents, and while her mother gave permission for the process, her father did not.
According to the Cryonics Institute website, the process involves freezing legally-dead people "in the hope that future scientific procedures will someday revive them and restore them to youth and good health".
The institute refers to people who've been frozen as a "cryopreserved patient" because "we do not regard the cryopreserved person as being inevitably "dead".
In a letter to the court, JS said "I think being cryo‐preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up, even in hundreds of years' time".
"I don't want to be buried underground. I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they might find a cure for my cancer and wake me up. I want to have this chance. This is my wish."