Skin Grafts

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by SPratt, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. SPratt

    SPratt New Member

    Jun 26, 2012
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    Hi all, and thanks in advance for your help. I've read the forums for a while but never posted. I applied to the USNA for the class of 2016, received a nomination, and did not clear DoDMERB, and was not granted a waiver. I have skin grafts over ~35% of my body as a result of a chemical fire when I was 11 years old. I have no physical impediments today - I ran cross country, swam, and played lacrosse in high school. I've been reading for a while and I'm still not ready to quit. I'll be attending Bucknell for my freshman year of college, but I'd like to try to transfer. Is there a reason to try?
  2. rkrosnar

    rkrosnar 5-Year Member

    Jan 27, 2010
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    You have dealt with a a lot of challenges in your life. And you have made it through all of this. You won't know, unless you do it. Go for it. Keep us updated.

    God Bless,

  3. JMS

    JMS 5-Year Member

    Jul 2, 2011
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    I agree that you should try again. You may have already asked the admissions people about your file so that you can learn more about why you were not selected. From what I read here, waiver requests are only made for candidates who are very high on 'the list' anyway. So while the apparent issue is skin grafts, it may be really another thing.

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