Unbelievable: Father Spends £100,000 Freezing His Family After Their Death So They Can Live Forever

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A father has paid more than £100,000 to have his whole family frozen after they die — so they can be brought back to life in the future.

Dennis Kowalski will preserve his wife Maria and their three sons — James, 16, Danny, 17, and Jacob, 19 — in a vat of liquid nitrogen.

Dennis, a paramedic and president of the Cryonics Institute, wants to give his family “a second chance at life”.

His company already has 160 human bodies and around 100 pets frozen.

Cryonics is the preserving of the human body at low temperatures after death in the hope that they can be revived in the future.

Dennis, who lives in the US state of Wisconsin, paid $140,000 (£104,800) to have his family preserved.

The 49-year-old told US news he believes he has “little to lose and everything to gain.”

He went on: “I heard about the process when I was a teenager. I thought it sounded really interesting.

“Many years later I signed up. That was 20 years ago now. Now my wife and three teenage sons are also signed up.

“Of course my sons are young so not thinking about it too much. But things happen in life and you never know.

“Now I am on the board of directors. We all understand that nothing is guaranteed. But the future is unknown. Things that were impossible in the past are possible now.”

He described the procedure as “donating our bodies to science. If it works then we have helped science and advanced life.”

Cryonics begins after a person is declared legally dead.

First the body is stored in a cool vat. Then Dennis’ firm transports the bodies to the Cryonics Institute HQ in Michigan, where their blood is replaced with antifreeze solution and kept in a vaporized cooling chamber.

At a cost of $28,000 (£20,960), the person is kept in a special storage container where they are kept in the hope that they can be woken up in the future.

Over 250 bodies in the US are cryopreserved.

Many wrongly believe that Walt Disney had his body frozen. In fact, although he was interested in the process, his body was cremated after his death in 1966.

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