7. Dede Koswara
Dede Koswara is one man with a horrific condition that made him look like the real life version of Groot.
Villagers nicknamed him “The Tree Man” because of the branch like warts growing uncontrollably on his hands and feet. Despite going through repeated surgery, the anomaly persistent, turning his life into a nightmare. Lewandowsky-Lutz Dysplasia is the name of the condition that causes such uncontrollable infections and warts.
Dede Koswara lost his job as a carpenter and eventually became estranged from his family. They just couldn’t put up with a man that was unable to feed himself or perform other routine tasks.
A remote Indonesian village is not the kind of place where people would understand you. Locals held no trust in the answers of modern medicine and continued believing that what happened to poor Koswara was the result of a curse.