You do not meet the DoD medical standards for the following reasons:

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  1. rule62

    rule62 New Member

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    We just received a letter from the DoD stating that our son has been "disqualified due to a systematic disease- (JRA) status post 6 years of multiple drug therapy including methotrexate."

    Our son was diagnosed with Juvenal Rheumatoid Arthritis (Still Disease) when he was 5 years old and has been free of any ill effects for 6 years. His doctor wrote this wonderful letter stating that our son was completely free of any disease process. It says that I can try to get a waiver for each program he applies to such as the USNA.

    Here are my questions:

    With this letter, are we now finished with being completive for a slot at the USNA?

    How frequently do they grant waivers for new cadets?

    Would it help the DoDMERB folks to have three other doctors assure them that this is a 100% healthy young man, free of any disease process and that he has overcome tremendous obstacles to be in a position of attending the USNA and that he would be an asset to any organization?

    I want to look at this as just another obstacle for our son to overcome. I don't want this to stop the process.

    Help us understand what this means and how best to help our son.

    Thanks!!
    Darren
     
  2. CroatanMom

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  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^^

    Agree 100%. As we so often state, what happened to someone else (good or bad) has no bearing on your situation nor do opinions from anyone other than the DODMERB and USNA medical folks. Larry Mullen can walk you through the process. Whether or not you end up with the answer you want, you will at least understand exactly what you should do, what the process is about, and understand the final decision, which is a lot more than most of us could say in the pre-Larry Mullen days.:thumb:
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Moving to the DoDMerb Forum for better vis.
     
  5. MullenLE

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    rule 62 - cut and paste your posting; provide applicant complete name and last 4 SSN; send to me at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there:thumb:
     

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