Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Witness to Success

In this peanut oral immunotherapy program, we go back every week to "escalate" the dose a bit more. I (Brett) got to go today. There was a 10-year-old girl there who officially "graduated" while we were there. They've driven for 2 1/2 hours each way every week to do this. It was interesting talking to the parents:

"It's crazy -- 6 months ago, a peanut would have killed her. She just ate a handful of them!" 
Mom was crying a bit as Dr. Jones brought in her "graduation" certificate. They brought the whole family there to celebrate.

It's one thing to see the numbers of the clinic's success rates. It's another thing to see a 10-year old girl in front of you who can now eat peanuts without restriction when just one could have been fatal to her just last Independance Day.

Big congrats to this girl and her family! We're very much looking forward to that day!

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