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Tree man 'who grew roots' may be cured
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 01/13/2008 | Matthew Moore

Posted on 01/15/2008 7:02:40 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007

An Indonesian fisherman who feared that he would be killed by tree-like growths covering his body has been given hope of recovery by an American doctor - and Vitamin A.

Dede, now 35, baffled medical experts when warty "roots" began growing out of his arms and feet after he cut his knee in a teenage accident.

The welts spread across his body unchecked and soon he was left unable to carry out everyday household tasks.

Sacked from his job and deserted by his wife, Dede has been raising his two children - now in their late teens - in poverty, resigned to the fact that local doctors had no cure for his condition.

To make ends meet he even joined a local "freak show", parading in front of a paying audience alongside victims of other peculiar diseases.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: hpv; rootman; roots
Video on the link.

Wow.

1 posted on 01/15/2008 7:02:41 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007
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To: neverdem; Slings and Arrows; ImaGraftedBranch; martin_fierro; Larry Lucido; SunkenCiv; ...

Ping to potentially interested parties.


2 posted on 01/15/2008 7:03:33 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Look at all the candidates. Choose who you think is best. Choose wisely in 2008.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

previously posted on FR (somewhere).


3 posted on 01/15/2008 7:07:14 AM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (Sanitized for your protection.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Poor guy. Here’s hoping he gets cured soon.


4 posted on 01/15/2008 7:07:41 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
From last November
5 posted on 01/15/2008 7:08:29 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Yet he smiles.


6 posted on 01/15/2008 7:08:56 AM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

" . . . "

7 posted on 01/15/2008 7:11:19 AM PST by martin_fierro (Nii!)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

How sad. I pray they are able to help him.


8 posted on 01/15/2008 7:11:21 AM PST by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

disgusting


9 posted on 01/15/2008 7:14:16 AM PST by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Egads.

I hope it’s just a Hollywood stunt made for Enquiring minds. Otherwise, I’m about to puke.


10 posted on 01/15/2008 7:32:17 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Fox_Mulder77

The contrast between your comment and the one immediately prior is very illuminating.


11 posted on 01/15/2008 7:33:48 AM PST by green iguana
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To: green iguana

“The contrast between your comment and the one immediately prior is very illuminating.”

yeah i thought the same thing.


12 posted on 01/15/2008 7:36:43 AM PST by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Dustbunny

I pray they are able to help him too. I have never seen anything like it. It really looks like he has a tree root growing out of his hand.


13 posted on 01/15/2008 7:38:57 AM PST by Pinkbell (Duncan Hunter 2008 - Protecting and Restoring America)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Tree Man 'Who Grew Roots' May Be Cured
14 posted on 01/15/2008 7:39:20 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

I’m rootin’ for ya, Dede.


15 posted on 01/15/2008 7:47:05 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Here’s hoping he sees a complete cure.


16 posted on 01/15/2008 7:47:26 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (God Bless George W. Bush)
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To: martin_fierro

I hope the man has made a lot of improvement since last November.


17 posted on 01/15/2008 7:47:59 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (God Bless George W. Bush)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

So there’s hope for Algore.


18 posted on 01/15/2008 7:48:18 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: Brilliant

Nothing like being compassionate.


19 posted on 01/15/2008 7:49:39 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (God Bless George W. Bush)
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To: Brilliant

Tell ya a secret.

When you see a human with a horrible, horrible affliction....look at their smile or look into their eyes.

It shifts from being all about you to all about them.

Honestly, it works.


20 posted on 01/15/2008 7:52:54 AM PST by najida (Will....will.... will....Heck, will do almost anything for Butter Pecan.)
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To: martin_fierro
A shrubbery!
21 posted on 01/15/2008 7:55:34 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Guess what? I'm voting for the Conservative. Fred Thompson.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

People like this make me feel ashamed for ever complaining about MY little problems.


22 posted on 01/15/2008 7:57:25 AM PST by Nea Wood (I'm not a bad Christian because I refuse to join you in giving other people's stuff away.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Great balsa fire!

It's too bad Indonesian doctors couldn't get to the root of this man's problem. However, he was barking up the wrong tree. American specialists willow knot disappoint him, yew know.

I pray fir his cure and I'm sure that it will be at a locust to him.

Acacia didn't know, American doctors are the best in the world. The surgery will be arborius, but we can expect him to be out of the woods A-SAP.

Leni

23 posted on 01/15/2008 7:57:34 AM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: MinuteGal; Ultra Sonic 007

Help from Vitamin A? What does this tell us about the poor guy’s diet?


24 posted on 01/15/2008 8:21:12 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: rightinthemiddle
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25 posted on 01/15/2008 8:22:34 AM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: MinuteGal

Sad case, and if you don’t laugh you’ll cry.

I’m laughing AND crying! Great comment.

Thanks! :^)


26 posted on 01/15/2008 8:30:51 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: MinuteGal; The Spirit Of Allegiance

Well you just couldn’t leave it alone, you had to pun. Good to know you’re branching out though.


27 posted on 01/15/2008 8:32:17 AM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: Rennes Templar; MinuteGal; The Spirit Of Allegiance; Hegemony Cricket; JamesP81; martin_fierro; ...

A chip off the old block?


28 posted on 01/15/2008 8:50:59 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Do you think you’re too good to have something bad happen to you?


29 posted on 01/15/2008 8:58:21 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Fox_Mulder77; Brilliant

Your comments are extremely mean, immature and pathetic. You should be ashamed of yourselves.


30 posted on 01/15/2008 9:06:16 AM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Dear GOP, Conservatism works every time its tried. Sincerely, MotleyGirl70~~~Go Packers!~~~)
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To: MotleyGirl70

But it is extremely disgusting. Imagine how it must stink. That is all dead tissue rotting in the humid tropical climate. Gives me the creeps.

Wonder if he will ever be able to work as a fisherman when they cut this stuff off of him. At least now he has work in the freak show.

Just hope his daugher doesn’t get it. Would be a damn shame.


31 posted on 01/15/2008 9:15:04 AM PST by avid
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To: Ultra Sonic 007; The Spirit Of Allegiance

I never saw such a thing. I hope someone can dig up the solution. I’ll axe everyone I know.


32 posted on 01/15/2008 9:15:28 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
"...he was often a target of abuse and ridicule in his rural fishing village."

Nice people, huh?

33 posted on 01/15/2008 9:33:17 AM PST by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Good Lord, that’s almost as bad as elephant man’s disease...!


34 posted on 01/15/2008 2:51:32 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it! --Duncan Hunter)
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To: SunkenCiv

“I’ll axe everyone I know.”

Careful, you might get cut off on this thread. There’s folks here who think it’s not kosher, that we’re barking up the wrong tree. Almost the equivalent of treason.


35 posted on 01/16/2008 8:40:40 AM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: Rennes Templar

Hey, has anyone made the John Birch joke yet?


36 posted on 01/16/2008 10:10:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: SunkenCiv

Knot until you did!


37 posted on 01/16/2008 8:18:34 PM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: Rennes Templar

I think the guy in the story may have a problem with his limbphatic system.


38 posted on 01/16/2008 9:45:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

“limbphatic system.’

lol

Whatever the cause, he has become quite poplar as a result.
Personally, I think he became to attached to his bonsai plant.


39 posted on 01/17/2008 8:42:40 AM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: Rennes Templar

http://www.rootboyslim.com/


40 posted on 01/17/2008 10:10:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is rootboy Dede’s offspring? From his website he sounds like a son of a beech.


41 posted on 01/17/2008 8:30:07 PM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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