Skip to comments.Tree man 'who grew roots' may be cured
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.
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Poor guy. Here’s hoping he gets cured soon.
Yet he smiles.
" . . . "
How sad. I pray they are able to help him.
I hope it’s just a Hollywood stunt made for Enquiring minds. Otherwise, I’m about to puke.
The contrast between your comment and the one immediately prior is very illuminating.
“The contrast between your comment and the one immediately prior is very illuminating.”
yeah i thought the same thing.
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.
I’m rootin’ for ya, Dede.
Here’s hoping he sees a complete cure.
I hope the man has made a lot of improvement since last November.
So there’s hope for Algore.
Nothing like being compassionate.
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.
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