Monday, 25 August 2008

Dede (Tree Man of Indonesia) goes home

There’s a spate of news on Dede (Tree Man of Indonesia) at the moment.

If you don’t know who Dede is, here’s a picture of him:

Anyway, after a series of operations over a number of months in which doctors chopped off a phenomenal 6 kg of warts, he’s finally been allowed to go home. And he arrived at his tiny 6x9 meter house in Tanjungjaya village, Cihampelas, West Java on Monday 25 August 2008 at 12.35pm.

But Dede’s troubles are far from over. He is not cured and will require at least 2 more operations to remove the remaining 3 or 4 ounces of warts on his hands and feet.

To bark his homecoming, Dede’s family are making special preparations: one goat will be sacrificed for a feast of sate kambing (goat sate).

Dede had the series of operations free of charge in Indonesia after foreign broadcasters highlighted his plight and an overseas researcher offered to pay for Dede to have treatment in the USA.

So Dede is Tree Man no more. His transformation completed through the wonders of free medical health care.

What a miracle!

See another picture of Dede before his operations here.


Sonny said...

Except he's not cured. Your research is incomplete. Dede has reported that although he was able to care for himself for a while, the warts are once again growing and he requires daily assistance. No happy ending here.