26-year-old Abdul Bajandar from southern Bangladesh suffers from epidermodysplasia verruciformis, a condition so rare there are only three known cases in the world. The condition is dubbed ‘Tree Man’ because sufferers grow bark-like warts on their appendages. He successfully underwent surgery to remove the warts that first started to appear ten years ago from one of his hands.
‘I have fought for 10 years and endured the pain,’ I want to live like a normal person. I just want to be able to hold my daughter properly and hug her. It would be nice to eat with my own hands as well’ Mr Bajandar said before the operation
‘It was a successful operation. We removed warts from all five fingers of his right hand. He’s now happy and was laughing,’
‘We’ll now review his condition for the next three weeks before deciding whether to conduct more operations. It’s a big challenge.’