How would you guys function if you had a tree bark-like growth on your hands? Not too well right? Well Abul Bajandar of Bangladesh (also called Tree Man) has been dealing with a rare condition called “epidermodysplasia verruciformis” and now thanks to the help of many donations and well-trained doctors, his growths have been surgically removed!
Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis is a genetic disease that makes people susceptible to the HPV (human papillomavirus) and skin tumors. This condition subjects it’s victims to a lifetime of growths and Tree Man is one of four people in the world to be diagnosed with this illness.
Abul first noticed little warts on his hands and feet as a teen, but after some home remedies from a herbal specialist in his poor Bangladesh village, the warts got worse. He say’s it wasn’t until his early 20’s that the warts took on their “bark-like appearance and began to rapidly multiply” and by 25 the appearance was in full effect.
After getting exposure on a television station, he became an international sensation and monetary donations from around the world began to pour in. A team of doctors and plastic surgeons at Dhaka Medical Hospital treated him free of charge, and after 16 surgeries, he now has his hands back!