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Discovery Health Offers the Definitive Look at Indonesia's 'Treeman' in TREEMAN: SEARCH FOR THE CURE
Date:8/14/2008

- Discovery Health Offers Audiences Exclusive Access to Dede the Treeman and the American Doctor Racing to Cure Him on Sunday, October 5, at 9 PM

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SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The bizarre growths covering his body have made Indonesia's Dede Kosawa an international fascination, known to millions as the "Treeman." On October 5, Discovery Health will go beyond the headlines and the tabloids to present the dramatic true story of a man desperately fighting to reclaim his body and his life, and the tireless doctor completely dedicated to treating him.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080814/NETH059 )

Countless news outlets and websites from around the world have featured images of the tree-like warts covering Dede's body -- totally consuming his hands and feet and making him look as much plant as human. Nearly a year in the making, TREEMAN: SEARCH FOR THE CURE provides an exclusive firsthand account of this groundbreaking medical case from both Dede and his American doctor, Dr. Anthony Gaspari.

Fascinated by the Treeman case, Gaspari, chief of dermatology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, travelled to a remote part of Indonesia to meet the legendary Dede. Upon meeting him, Gaspari recognized the most incredible dermatological case he had ever come across, and made it his mission to treat -- and hopefully cure -- the Treeman.

TREEMAN: SEARCH FOR THE CURE is a candid, personal journey, offering the only look into the thoughts and feelings of a man hoping to overcome incredible health challenges in an attempt to become "more human." The documentary also serves as a study in perseverance as Dede endures multiple painful procedures while Gaspari races against time to find a breakthrough treatment, battling a mysterious disease to provide the best possible treatment for the
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