AIM and Asthma prior to age 13

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  1. singer1967

    singer1967 New Member

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    DS is really excited about attending AIM this summer. At a very young age, he was diagnosed by his pediatrician as being asthmatic, and did use an inhaler for a few years but by age 10-12 he no longer needed the inhaler. We've continued getting him a prescription every year just in case, but he really hasn't used the inhaler since 6th grade. Plays basketball, football, lacrosse, etc. Seems like he really has outgrown whatever the problem was...

    I'm conflicted about what to put on the AIM application. I'd hate to be dishonest, and then have it found later on DODMERB causing a whole different problem (honesty). If I am honest and list the asthma prior to age 13 but none since, is he likely to be declined from AIM?

    Our pediatrician is willing to write a letter stating that the situation seems to have resolved on its own. Not sure if this will hold any weight for AIM.
     
  2. AlexT

    AlexT Banned

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    In the long run, there is nothing to lose by disclosing. Acceptance to AIM does not guarantee admission to the academy, and likewise, not being accepted to AIM does not mean your DS will not be accepted to the academy. Best to keep everything consistent across all applications.
     
  3. Idzak

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    Have pediatrician write letter as well.
     
  4. KMC

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    My daughter was in a similar situation and we were told to be pro-active. We had our pediatrician send us to a pulmonary specialist and she was tested. (forget the name of the specific test) I remember sitting in that office with her thinking that day would make the difference in her future...and it did. She was cleared, the pulmonologist wrote a letter for us and by the time it came up for DodMerb, we had the answer in writing already, no scrambling or waiting. Worked out fine for us. Hopefully it will for you, too!
     

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