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Your Daily OMG: 'Bubble Skin Man' Covers Up So His Kids Won't Get Bullied

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The "Bubble Man" is a loving father who wants to prevent his children from looking like him.

We all love weird news and stories about strange diseases, so for that reason alone this man’s plight is fascinating, but then add the fact that he’s trying to save his kids not just from bullying but from meeting the same physical fate and you’ve got yourself some gripping human interest. Chandra Wisnu, a 57-year-old Indonesian father of four, is known in his town as “Bubble Man,” because of the strange, bulbous skin tumors that cover his entire body. Wisnu says, “I rarely go out except to pick up my daughter from school. And when I do, I cover my head and my face because I don’t want my daughter’s friends to bully her for having the dad with the horrible face.”

Wisnu’s eldest son Martin Ananda, 32, and daughter Lis Candra, 26, have begun to develop the lesions as well, so Wisnu has decided to show his face to the world in an attempt to bring attention to and hopefully find a cure for this unknown condition. According to The Huffington Post, “His struggle is featured in a new documentary, “Bubble Skin Man,” debuting June 20 on TLC.” Could you handle watching? This man’s poor heart. He says, “It makes me feel very insecure and angry when people treat me differently. People are afraid, they are frightened of my horrible face and worried they might catch the disease.” Yet despite his bizarre appearance, Wisnu’s wife says, “You’re still handsome.” She told The Sun she never left him because “seeing him carry on with his life in spite of his changing appearance was, to me, a sign of great strength, not weakness.”

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