coral-manLife can be stranger then fiction sometimes and Mr. Tianzhuan knows better then most.  He had dark brown hard shells growing all over himself that looked like coral.

At the age of 13 he noticed some growths on his feet and hands.  These spread and got worse covering his arms, legs, back and head.

Like a slow real life version of petrification.

Thankfully the hospital was able to reverse the process.  After a year of surgery and treatment he has just a few discolored skin patches.

I'm glad we have Sanctuary to help the public to grow.  Treat people with rare conditions with dignity celebrating their diversity and getting help if it's a harmful condition.

(via Telegraph)