Extraordinary People

2010 - Tree Man: The Cure

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36-year-old fisherman Dede – better known as the ‘Tree Man’ – hopes to find a cure for the illness that has afflicted him for over ten years. Dede’s limbs are covered in horn-like growths and his skin is spotted with warts. His bizarre condition has left him unable to work and entirely dependent on his family. This edition revisits his story, with a doctor in America proposing a non-invasive treatment to cure Dede’s condition, but time is running out as medics in Indonesia press ahead with radical surgery.



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