Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old computer scientist from Russia who was born with Werdnig-Hoffman disease, says he’s ready to put his trust in controversial surgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero who claims he can cut off his head and attach it to a healthy body. Spiridonov says: “My decision is final and I do not plan to change my mind. 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.” Continue reading for a TED Talks video describing the procedure and more information.