'Tree Man' Discusses Condition - The News Junkie
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Monday, April 21, 2008

'Tree Man' Discusses Condition

Dede Koswara Has A Disease That Makes Him Look Like A Tree:

An Indonesian individual known as "The Tree Man", whose contraction of a rare virus caused him to develop massive bark-like growths all over his body, has shed nearly 2kg worth of the warts after treatment by doctors.

Dede Koswara captured the attention of the world late last year, when he was found by a documentary crew from the Discovery Channel.

The documentary drew doctors and dermatology experts to Indonesia to inspect the man and to study the rare disease with the hope of a diagnosis, and possibly a cure.

I can't even imagine living like that. Even the most menial, everyday tasks become complicated when your hands turn into trees. His father says the surgery went well and Koswara can now see the form of his toes and wear flip-flops. Then again, he still looks like a tree.

1 comment:

jason said...

Man, that is awful. Poor guy.