Hello everyone, Well at this late in the game I realize my options for what I can do to help out my situation are limited but I was wondering if anyone on here may have some advice or experience with this so here goes... This past December I was awarded an ISR Navy option NROTC scholarship, and was extremely excited to be granted the opportunity to begin my path to serve my country... However, as most know this scholarship is also dependent on medical status as well. In the fall of 2015 I had hip arthroscopy on my right hip to fix my FAI and torn labrum (The FAI caused the labral tear). My orthopedic surgeon cleared me with no restrictions and could resume full activity and since then I played football, lacrosse, ran track, ran a half marathon, and a triathlon. When I was DQ'd by DoDMERB that was no surprise, however what was a surprise was in April when I was denied my waiver for history of FAI and this labral repair. I quickly ran to three separate orthopedic surgeons who specialize in this procedure, and they all said the same thing: you're fine and I don't know what the heck the military is worried about, your hip will hold. They wrote letters, citing studies, providing XRAYs ect... I submitted this package in May of 2017 and heard back yesterday that BUMED will not be recommending me for a waiver.... I am determined to prove that my past procedure will not come back to haunt me, due to the fact that the issue that caused the torn labrum was corrected. The fact that this is barring me from serving is truly heart-wrenching. Does anyone know any last ditch efforts to help my case? I realize sometimes it is just the way the cookie crumbles, however I do not plan on giving up until I absolutely have nothing left unsaid. Thank you.