X-Message-Number: 22766
From: "Clement, James" <>
Subject: Cryonics Research Co. Needs Your Immediate Help!
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 09:37:28 -0500 

This need is time critical and you must act before November 6th! Suspended
Animation, Inc. is a cryonics research company that is attempting to start
work in Boca Raton. The operation has been setting up for a while, but
recent publicity centering on the cryonics industry has led to a concerted
effort by small special interest groups to block Suspended Animation, Inc.
from operating. If successful at this late stage, it would most likely lead
to the closure of the company. 
*	Visit the Suspended Animation, Inc. website
Without the efforts of research and development groups like Suspended
Animation, Inc., cryonics technology cannot improve. Without improvement,
cryonics will remain a niche industry. 


Dear Cryonics Enthusiast, 
As the President of Suspended Animation, Inc. I am asking you to help us win
a very important battle, a battle critical to cryonics in Florida as well as
the entire cryonics community. 
As you may know, we are a new cryonics company located in Boca Raton, FL. We
began operations last year with funding support from the Life Extension
Foundation. We have been instrumental in the cryosuspension of three
Floridians and a similar number of cryonicists elsewhere in the country. Our
primary goal is to perform research that will enhance cryonics through whole
body vitrification and vastly reduced previtrification ischemic damage. But,
we also provide you the first response capability that may make the
difference between a good resuscitation prognosis and oblivion. 
SA is the only cryonics organization who plans to perform substantive
research to improve both control of ischemia and reduction of cryosuspension
damage. 95% of our efforts are directed to research to improve cryonics
technology. SA is the only company now providing professional Standby Based
Transport to ensure you get immediate professional care from the moment of
pronouncement. Lastly, we are the only organization proposing to provide
whole body vitrification. We welcome you to look over our website and view
how we are making a substantial impact on the industry and how we can be of
service to Florida cryonicists. 
We are in a crisis at this moment brought on by the pending refusal of Boca
Raton to grant us occupancy and building permits and by the State Board of
Funeral Directors and Embalmers who demand that we become a licensed
mortuary. Unless we can reverse the Boca Raton licensing problem, an entire
two year's worth of effort will be wasted as we are forced out of our
facility and must seek another place from which to operate, if we can. As I
am sure you know, no cryonics organization has a lot of money to waste and
this will come close to killing the entire operation. If we do not win in
our battle with the State over becoming a licensed mortuary, cryonics will
for all practical purposes be prohibited in Florida - yes I mean it -
forbidden. Mortuaries are forbidden to treat patients except in the
mortuary, thus all of the bedside anti-ischemia treatment vital to ensuring
brain tissue viability is prohibited. This is only one roadblock created by
the State's licensing requirement; there are many others. 
We desperately need your help in two areas. First, there is a Boca Raton
Planning and Zoning meeting on Thursday Nov 6 at 6:00 PM, in the Boca Raton
City Hall that will debate our occupancy and building permits. The
auditorium has 300 seats and to the extent they are filled with cryonicists,
those in power can hear a voice for approving our permits. Furthermore,
individuals can sign up to be heard for five minutes. If the seats are
filled with animal rights activists and those who hate anything new or
unknown, then only their voices will be heard as they have been so far. We
really need you. Unless there is a groundswell of support, they are going to
recommend to City Council that our permits be denied purely because we are a
cryonics organization. 
In addition to your help at the meeting we would greatly appreciate it if
you would send the attached letter (or one similar to it) to the Boca Raton
City Council at the address below to encourage them to vote for us when the
measure comes up. These guys all respond to the voters, and those who voice
their preference are the only ones heard 
Boca Raton City Council 
201 West Palmetto Park Road 
Boca Raton, Florida 33432 
Will you help? Please visit the following links below and send emails
regarding the importance of the research that Suspended Animation is
conducting and how it is needed by the growing cryonics community in
southern Florida. 
Send an email to the Mayor of Boca Raton Steven Abrams from his web page
Send an email to the Deputy Mayor of Boca Raton Susan Whelchel from her web
page <http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/city/Council1.cfm> 
Send an email to Council Member Susan Haynie from her web page
Send an email to Council Member David Freudenberg from his web page
Send an email to Council Member Bill Hager from his web page
Send an email to City Manager Leif Ahnell from his web page
You can find a sample letter below on this web page and on our website.
Please send all your friends to our website and ask them to copy, paste and
send the letter also. Have them send emails, make phone calls, anything that
ensures SA is not stopped in furthering the very important research being
done in cryonics. This is vitally important for all cryonics members
independent of your membership organization. 
We are fighting for our company and the right for cryonics to exist in
Florida. This is a matter of life and death for us and you. 
David Shumaker 
Boca Raton City Council 
201 West Palmetto Park Road 
Boca Raton, Florida 33432 
Dear Councilperson: 
I am in favor of further research into the science of cryonics and the
provision of cryonics services to those who want them. I strongly support
the development of the Suspended Animation facility in Boca Raton, as an
important link in developing this technology. Furthermore, their research
not only supports cryonics, but also emergency medicine in general. 
I vote and am vocal in support of the causes in which I believe. I note that
in a recent poll by the Palm Beach Post 44% of hundreds of respondents
answered "yes" to the proposition: "If a cryonics lab were to come to Boca
Raton, would you consider having your body frozen after your death?" 
Needless to say, finding 44% of the public supporting such a proposition
mitigates heavily in favor of approving it. In this case 44% not only
approve of cryonics, but suggest that they would be interested in using
cryonics services themselves. 
This sends a very clear message about this new and upcoming medical
technology. Your constituents ARE interested in having Suspended Animation,
Inc located in Boca Raton, and they will remember those that might deny them
its availability. 
There are a vocal few who abhor anything new or believe that science should
stand still rather than perform needed research on rats. There are those of
us who remember the good old days as they were - polio, 50 year life
expectancy, and so on. Please don't stop the very important research that SA
is conducting. It is the same type of research that made yesterday's
seemingly impossible today's common occurrence. 
"You can never sew on a severed arm and make it work! You can never take a
heart from one person and put it in another! You will never make an
artificial heart work. If you have been under water for 45 minutes you
cannot be revived." 

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