A cure for milk allergies – Part 8: Will Brett be cured of his milk allergy?

Brett Nasuti is Children’s first patient to go through a new trial that could cure him of his severe food allergy. In this final video on our series, Brett finds out if he passes the final milk challenge in the study—which culminates in him drinking a full 8-ounce glass of milk—and if he’s cured. If he passes the challenge, there’s an enormous pizza party in store for him.

Click here to read our story about Brett, Children’s milk allergy trial and experts’ latest thinking about food allergies.

Other videos and posts in the series

pizzaIn last week’s video, Robyn Nasuti shares her tips on keeping her kitchen safe—no small feat, given that two out of her three children have severe food allergies. She also shows how she’s simplified home-made pizza night at her house.

In this video, we followed Brett Nasuti at school, where he runs Allergy Awareness Week to raise money for research. Hear what he and his classmates have to say.

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai, chef-owner of Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is passionate about improving restaurant systems so people with food allergies can eat out safely. The father of a son who has had multiple severe food allergies, Tsai talks about what he’s learned as both a chef and a parent here.

In this video, the Nasutis take on their regular challenge of food shopping.

Watch a video of Brett taking his very first (tiny) sips of cow’s milk during Children’s trial.

Click here to see Children’s Allergy Program’s Director, Lynda Schneider, MD, explaining the milk allergy trial.

To watch the first video in the series, in which 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, click here.

To read Robyn’s account of what it was like when she found out about Brett’s severe allergies, click on excerpt from her diary.

Some related sites we’re reading

MOSAIC – Mother’s of Severely Allergic Infants and Children support group

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England chapter

Food Allergy Buzz blog

Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota support group

Food Allergy Assistant resource and support group

AllergySupport.org

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