Homo Artificialis highlights a reddit user who has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is looking into cryopreservation:
Kim wasn’t entirely unfamiliar with the idea of long-term physical preservation. She’d read Ray Kurzweil’s The Age Of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near. In fact, before her diagnosis she’d decided to make plans for her own preservation, to be paid for using an insurance policy, but being in her 20s she’d assumed she had a while to act on the idea.
“I had always planned on establishing cryopreservation plans through life insurance, I was caught off guard when I was suddenly diagnosed during my last month and a half of college.”