Computer scientist Valery Spinidonov, aged 30, has volunteered to be the subject of the world's first head transplant operation. I'll leave it for others to judge his chances of success.
His life-limiting diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy is the reason he has chosen risk such pioneering surgery.
Here's a video about him:
I can understand the desire. Though they say that the operation is meant to take place within the next 2 years, and it doesn't sound as if Mr. Spiridonov will live that long.