You think you’ve got it bad? Consider Dede Koswara, an Indonesian fisherman who looked like an “Avatar” experiment gone wrong. He began growing “roots” out of his arms and feet after he cut his knee as a boy. As his conditioned worsened, he lost his job and his wife of 10 years walked out, taking their son and daughter. Unable to pick up a fork or close his hand, he made his living by performing in carnivals and became known as the Treeman. The growths on his arms accounted for 12 pounds of his 100-pound body. The growths are caused by an HPV-2 virus compounded by his deficiency of white blood cells. However, since his diagnosis and after appearing on television, Koswara started treatment, which has reduced the size of the growths and helped him live a more normal life.