Celiac Disease

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  1. bharbert

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    I am a high school senior who has applied to the Coast Guard Academy. However, I found out today that my Celiac Disease medically disqualifies me. The disease was found early so there was no damage to my intestines, and the reaction to eating gluten is nothing more than a stomach ache. What are the chances of getting a waiver, and how well can the Academy accomodate a gluten-free diet. Thanks a lot for the information
     
  2. MullenLE

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    Cut and paste your posting; provide your full name and last 4 SSN; and send in an email to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assisst U better from there:thumb:
     
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    Thanks a lot, I just sent the email. If anyone else has any information or experience to share, I would greatly appreciate it
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As we've said many times on this board, the experiences of others really don't matter for your situation. Larry is great at responding and he can help YOU with YOUR situation. And that's all that matters. Good luck.
     
  5. MullenLE

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    I responded already:thumb:
     
  6. bharbert

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    Mr. Mullen, my mom recently sent you an email regarding my situation after she spoke with a doctor at DODMERB and sent in more medical information. Her email address is tharbert2@cfl.rr.com, and it has been about 4 days and she hasnt received a response. I was wondering if you got the email or if I should have her send it again. Thanks for the help.
     
  7. MullenLE

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    I just replied again:thumb:
     
  8. bharbert

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    As ive said before, i was diagnosed with celiac disease during the summer. however, i retested myself recently and my blood work came back negative after eating gluten for a month. the general consensus is that i have latent celiac disease (food poisoning brought it out during the summer and now it is back in remission). therefore, i still am following a gluten free diet for precautionary reasons but i can eat gluten without a problem. does this change my status with dodmerb or should i continue my pursuit of a waiver through the academy
     
  9. MullenLE

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    I get and send emails all around the world. For some reason, I can't send to RoadRunner. I sent the responses already twice.

    I can receive from RoadRunner. Send me an email with your phone number to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil and I will call you today.:thumb:
     
  10. goaliedad

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    Larry,

    The problem typically with ISPs rejecting email from a domain is that the domain has been blacklisted because the ISP has identified a pattern of excessive spam type email coming from it. It happens to universities all of the time, as unfortunately there are a lot of kids who fall victim to getting their accounts compromised. Your IT guys (whoever handles email) will have to contact RoadRunner to get them removed.

    Best of luck.
     
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    I did. We were unsuccessful:mad:
     

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