A 57-year old man who had shunned public life after suffering from a rare condition that covered his body full of tumors similar to bubble wraps has finally gone public in order to prevent his children from suffering the same fate.
Chandra Wisnu from Indonesia said that he was just 19 when the first lumps appeared and by the time he was 32 year old, they had covered his whole body. Wisnu said that his parents made numerous trips to dermatologists but finally gave up, leaving him with no option but to continue his life with the lumps.
AdvertisementKnown as "The Bubble Man", Wisnu said that he wore three jackets, a balaclava and sunglasses on the very rare occasions that he left the house. He also covered his head and face in order to spare his children from bullies.
However with his son Martin, aged 32, and daughter Lis, aged 26, also developing similar lumps, Wisnu decided to come out in public in order to help find a cure for the disease. Wisnu added that his family cannot afford taking his children to doctors and expressed fear that they too will look like him.
"They only have some small tumors now but they worry they will get worse. If there is a chance to get such kind of free medication, I will take that chance, but right now my family is all the treatment I need", he said.