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Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)
Contributing Writer

The Boston Globe published the first of 3 excerpts from Ted Williams biography today, which chronicles the last hours of his life and details the procedure his son hoped would save him.

This excerpt talks about a practice called cryonics, a procedure that freezes people after they die in hopes that medical technology advances to the point where a person can be cured. It's not a cheap procedure - in 2002, when Williams passed away it cost $120,000 to to freeze a body completely and $50,000 to freeze just the brain. And this procedure is something John Henry Williams, Teddy Ballgame's son, had been looking into with Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ, for over a year before Ted actually died. They had been speaking in secret for about a year, and gave the foundation instructions not to tell anyone that they had his father there. And it was also unclear whether Ted himself even wanted the procedure done, but John Henry Williams faxed the application about 6 hours after his father died.

If you want to read more, visit the Boston Globe's website to read the full description about his last hours, and stay tuned for the other 2 excerpts from the book. Thoughts? Let me know on Twitter or leave a comment.

Conor Frederick 12/02/2013 06:00:00 PM Edit
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