Milk Allergy Pediatric Patient Stories

A cure for milk allergies?

Part 1: Meet Brett, whose severe allergy to milk may be cured

August 25, 2009

This is the first in a series about Brett Nasuti, an 11-year-old Boston Children’s Hospital patient who was born allergic to 15 foods. Brett is the very first Children’s patient to go through a milk exposure desensitizationtrial—the first of its kind in the country—which could cure him of his severe milk allergy. In this video you can watch Brett and his mom, Robyn, talk about what it’s been like for their family to live with his life-threatening condition and their hopes for the trial’s outcome.

Stay tuned to follow Brett as he goes through the study, during which he drinks more and more milk after getting injections to ward off allergic reactions. You can see him take his first-ever sip of milk and hear him talk about what it’s like to live with a life-threatening allergy. You can also watch Robyn shop for her two kids with food allergies (she cooks three different dinners each day for her family) and hear Brett’s classmates talk about what they’ve learned from him. Plus, check back to see Lynda Schneider, MD, the director of Boston Children’s Allergy Program, discuss the shocking rise in food allergies and how this trial represents a path to a potential cure.

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