Valery Spiridonov, a 30 year old computer scientist, who suffers from an awful muscle wasting disease called Werdnig-Hoffman (aka spinal muscular atrophy) which threatens to cut his life short at a very young age, has volunteered to undergo the extremely debatable head transplant surgery in the world. The surgery will be performed by Dr Sergio Canavero, an Italian physician.
Spiridonov, who already has no control over his legs, says, “I can hardly control my body now. I need help every day, every minute. I am now 30 years old, although people rarely live to more than 20 with this disease.”