For the personal statement that USNA requires, the prompt is to write about a particular life experience that shaped my character/integrity. I want to write about how I had to go through knee surgery after I tore my ACL, but I checked on the DoDMERB medical qualifications and any injury to the ligaments of the knee is grounds for disqualification of academy admission. The injury is overlooked if 12 months have elapsed and I have been deemed physically recovered (which I have), but I might have to get a waiver for my medical exam to get past this. I was wondering if it would still be a good idea to write about my experience with surgery and recovery even though the injury may be the reason why my application isn't qualified and could thus prompt further questioning on behalf of the USNA admissions board. Thanks in advance for the advice!