Dede Koswara poses for a photographer in his home village in Bandung. Due to a rare genetic problem with Dede's immune system, he has been unable to fight the human papilloma virus, causing his body to produce tree-like warts mostly on his arms and legs. Dede's family, including his two children, have supported him while he has suffered with the debilitating virus. Following a diagnosis by a U.S. doctor, Dede has been able to start treatment for the warts, which will improve his quality of life.
Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images
Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times