(NEWSWATCH33.COM) – Valeri Spiridonov, a Russian man who suffers from a fatal disease, has agreed to be the first human to undergo head transplant surgery. According to Spiridonov, he is comfortable with getting the procedure done to end his suffering in his current body.
Valeri Spiridonov, 30, is a lifelong sufferer of the rare genetic Werdnig-Hoffman disease, stated he wants the chance of a new body before he dies.
Dr Sergio Canavero, an Italian doctor, claims he can remove Spiridonov’s head off his body and attach it to a healthy body.
“Am I afraid? Yes, of course I am. But it is not just very scary, but also very interesting.
But you have to understand that I don’t really have many choices. If I don’t try this chance my fate will be very sad. With every year my state is getting worse. I am not going crazy here and rushing to cut off my head, believe me. The surgery will take place only when all believe that the success is 99 percent possible. I do hope that my trip and my participation in this conference will help to push the idea of this surgery, to persuade the medical world, and to make sure we have support from the scientific community,” says Spiridonov.
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