Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Disturbia

WARNING: Disturbing images in this entry. Readers discretion is advised.

I watched this documentary on Discovery Channel last night.

This documentary is about a bad case of warts that affects maybe a few people in this world. Warts are normally curable but left untreated it can cause a lot of damage to your skin and can become hindrance to your life and humiliating at some point. Warts are generally small and normally grows on hand and feet but can be at other locations too. It normally disappear after a few months if treated correctly.

But this Half Man Half Tree is a highly extreme case of warts where the warts started to grew roots resembling a tree branch or roots on his hands and feet. The warts grew 5cm each year on his hands and feet and welts are covering his body and face. It's so sad.

This is how warts left untreated look like:


This is Dede, known locally as "The Tree Man" was a fisherman before he had this root like structures growing out of his body. Sad to say that, he is now working in a some sort of circus as a freak show in Indonesia to support his family because he cannot use his hand to work as a fisherman anymore. And the freak show organizer was proudly telling the DC crews that he was the one who made Dede and his other friends who have the same disease famous and clearly not feeling that them manipulating other people's suffering for money making is wrong. They justify their action by saying that they don't think what they are doing is wrong because they are giving them a job to do since nobody else is hiring them. Which is true in a way but still, I somehow feel that it's not right. Like, how much do they pay these people per show? Is it really enough to support the family back home?

A doctor from Maryland University Hospital was doing a research on Dede's disease and found out that Dede does not have immunity system or enough white blood cells to fight the disease and he has come up with a cure for him but he still need funding from organizations to support his research and the cost of surgery and medical treatment for Dede.

MORAL OF THE STORY:
If you see even the tiniest bit of warts on your body, seek treatment right away!

12 comments:

SuicideCandy said...

i dunno whether to be amaze or disgusted by it.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha, they're not warts...

It's a rare skin condition similar to warts, but an entirely different disease. Still sad however.

Nancy said...

Well..thats what they said in that discovery channel documentary. referred to it "extreme case of warts"..

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't start a sentence with "Like". It's unnecessary and makes you sound like a teenage girl.

Anonymous said...

that was on grey's antomy.

moung said...

who gonna be like this !!!!

moung said...

who gonna be like this!!!!

Nancy said...

Erghh...I'm reading very intensely on my sentences and I didn't find where I started a sentence with "Like" that made me sound like a teenage girl.

Anonymous said...

I did find the sentence, it is the last one in the paragraph underneath the picture. Otherwise you article was very interesting, but if someone's going to pick you up on that, they really have too much time on their hands ;)

Jake Carvalho said...

@ Anonymous, wtf are u talking about? She uses the word "like", in a sentence that stands alone (not as part of a paragraph). Also, there is a colon after "like", because she uses the sentence as a transition into the pics.

farid aswan said...

well it is okay to be teenager by the way.nothing wrong with the like.it is not an issues.

Anonymous said...

Thats realy sad. :(