This Man Volunteered to Surgically Put His Head On a Dead Body

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When Valery learned about his tragic medical condition, he knew life would never be the same. Then he heard about one doctor’s idea to switch his head with a better body, and he was intrigued by the procedure. Read on to learn about what would become the world’s first head transplant…

Debilitating Disease

Valery was born with a terrible illness known as Werdnig-Hoffmann disease. The disease would destroy his brain and spinal cord’s muscles and nerves, eventually leaving him in a wheelchair for life. It was time to take action…

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Dr. Sergio Canavero

Valery heard about a doctor, Dr. Sergio Canavero, who had a revolutionary idea. He wanted to put a man’s head on another man’s body. Valery felt he had no other choice, and signed onto the project…

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