Asthma

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  1. supperrc

    supperrc New Member

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    I had a question about my child who is extremely interested in USMMA. She is currently on advair, flonase, and cingular to control her allergies which cause her asthma. We live in California and the fires really cause the allergy to flare up. She does not use her inhaler on a regular basis. She also is an athlete and is being recruited to play. I wanted to see if her condition would be a disqualifying factor before we book flights to check out USMMA's campus and meet with the coaches. I heard I should talk to Larry Mullins about this situation. Can you please offer some guidance. Thank you!
     
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    Asthma may or may not be disqualifying. It may be a condition for which your child can obtain a waiver. You are correct that Larry Mullin is the DoDMERB expert. Anyone else who gives you advice would only be guessing. You can find Mr. Mullin's contact information on the DoDMERB section of this forum. He always answers questions quickly and thoroughly. If you have any other Kings Point questions and cannot find he answers here, you can send me a private message. Good luck!
     
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    Ok, thank you very much. Where is the DODMERB section located on this forum? I'm sorry I'm new to this.
     
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    When your child goes to have their physical through the DoDMERB they will fill out a pages of information about any medical condtion(s) they may have. They will go for their physical, beasked more questions and then all the information will be sent to the DoDMERB. Expect initial disqualification, your child may at that point write a letter as to why they feel they would qualify and request a waiver (there is information on who to send this to when you receive notification). Your child will then be notifed that DoDMERB is requesting additional test(s) to be done. Once those tests are complete, it will be reviewed and your child will be granted a waiver or remain disqualified - either way you will be notified. It is all on an individual basis and there is no way anyone will be able to tell you one way or the other if your child will be granted a waiver. The decision is made by the DoDMERB on reviewing your childs specific information. I have one child that was disqualified and we didn't know about asking for the waiver and then with my second we knew and was granted a waiver so have lived through both sides. Best wishes!
     

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