Yes, you read correctly. 30 year old computer scientist Valeri Spiridonov is set to undergo the world’s first full head transplant.
Confused? Valeri’s head will be removed, and married with a donor body by Italian surgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero.
Valeri suffers from a fatal muscle wasting disease, and is not backing down from the pioneering surgery, as he is suffering more and more from the disease every year.
“I am afraid, but what people don’t really understand is I don’t really have many choices.
“If I don’t try this out my fate will be very sad. With every year my situation is getting worse.”
The Russian states that his decision is final, and he does not plan to change his mind.
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