My understanding of the "points"December 31 2008 at 12:26 PM
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There was an application form faxed from Alcor to JH at the hospital around the time of TW's death. This was hastily and only partially completed by JH using his power of attorney (which expired upon TW's death) promising direct payment.
A week or two later there was another application form filled out, still incomplete but also initialed by CW indicating her approval.
There was the greasy note, accepted by the executor of the estate (interesting) but never by a court of law, and a sworn affidavit from CW confirming the authenticity of the greasy note.
That is the sum of the Alcor paperwork.
There are witnesses who state TW yelled "bullshit" and this is a "bunch of crap" when the subject of cryonics was brought up in his home.
There are witnesses who state TW threw a fit when he knew Alcor representatives were at his house to discuss cryonics with JH.
There are witnesses who state JH and CW were never at the hospital on the date or during the time the greasy note cryonics pact was supposedly drawn up and agreed to.
According to Florida law, a handwritten note can't take precedence over a formal will.
JH is the middle child. BJ is the oldest, CW the youngest.
I can only assume since JH ended up at Alcor as well that the financing for TW and for his own was resolved.
I imagine the book is aimed to show a pattern of less than perfect behavior by Alcor. Illegal? Probably not.
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