My daughter has her Golden Ticket!! West Point has offered my daughter a chance to go to Marion Military Institute in Alabama for one year. After successful completion of their program she will be offered an appointment to West Point for the Class of 2012. Exciting times ahead for sure! One year ago - she thought this would have been impossible. We pretty much knew she would not be found medically qualified. She (thanks to much sound advice from RetNavyHM) received her waiver from West Point in early March. She was told by many people that she would never get in to West Point - from teachers to Army recruiters - Her advice from her parents was - if you never try then you will never know. She applied, got her nomination, got her waiver and will get a year of prep. Many thanks to all you who have provided encouragement and support over these past months. Yippee!!!