Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tree Man, pity man..hopefully he will recover soon..

He was known as Tree Man in local, with wood-like branches growing off his hands and feets, rendering him unable to perform daily routine. His only income is to be somewhat like in a circus, standing in a ring of crowd, parading in front of a paying audience alongside victims of other peculiar diseases, or you can call that freak-show.

The Tree Man, Dede get this weird illness after he was wounded at his knee at his youth. After suffocating like a freak for more than 20 years, he received treatment offer from Dr. Anthony Gaspari of the University of Maryland, a dermalogist. After testing samples of the lesions and Dede's blood, Dr Anthony Gaspari concluded that his affliction is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a fairly common infection that usually causes small warts to develop on sufferers.

Dede is currently under treatment and recovering.

* since the picture is very weird for me, i decide to make it smaller on the front page. You can click for large picture, if you feel interesting.


  1. gosh, is this man from M'sia or ...?

    May recovery be his soon and he can lead a normal life again...

  2. yalah, very kesian people in Indonesia.

    Actually, i had read some story about him before, in order to accumulate the medical fee, he had to show his "tree characteristic" in the pasar, hopefully the public can donate some to him.

    until recently he received treatment offer from Dr. Anthony Gaspari of the University of Maryland.