Meet Elliott Costa, one of our 9 year-old star patients who is currently participating in our Combine study after being referred to SNP by an allergist.

Elliott, what are some of your favorite things to do for fun?

“I like doing gymnastics, learning to play hockey, skateboarding, and playing with my little sister Merritt.”

Those are all so fun! How would you describe your experience at the Sean N Parker Center to a friend? 

“Everyone was really nice. I liked going to the family room to make tea and find a book to read.  The hospital beds are cool. Plus, you get to watch a movie (if your parents let you).”

Great! What was the best part about your experience with us? 

“The best part was getting checks for having my blood drawn. I am excited to finally be able to have Reese's peanut butter cups and Nutella!”

Interview by Grace Rabinowitz

Grace joined the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University in November 2020. She is a senior undergraduate at Stanford majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Health Policy. Grace is passionate about science communication, hosts a health policy podcast, and will be starting medical school at Mount Sinai in NYC in summer 2021.

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