need medical advice for my son




 
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November 8th, 2008  
prouddad
 
 
My son is new in the Army and stationed at Benning in 75th Ranger reg.
He has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitus. Will this keep him from fulfilling his dream and deploying as a Ranger?

My son is new in the Army and is at Benning with the 75th Ranger regiment. He has been recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitus. Will this keep him from remaining in the 75th.
November 8th, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
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Originally Posted by prouddad
My son is new in the Army and is at Benning with the 75th Ranger regiment. He has been recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitus. Will this keep him from remaining in the 75th.
Only case I've heard about regarding this is a midshipman who was medically discharged last year for the same thing. It's waiverable, but he couldn't slog through the paperwork in time to keep his scholarship. Your son might have more luck, but get on it quickly.
November 8th, 2008  
prouddad
 
 
what do you mean by keeping his scholarship?
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November 8th, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
It's not relevant to your case, but we have two programs: College and Scholarship.

College programmers aren't technically in the Navy and are paying for school by themselves. Scholarship students have their entire tuition paid for. In this guy's case, he couldn't afford to stay in the school without the scholarship, so he dropped out. After he did that, he had no ability to get a waiver for his condition. Like I said, that part isn't applicable to your son's problem.
November 8th, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 
Maybe you should consider asking that question at a website that is more qualified in giving medical advice? Or maybe even to a doctor?

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
386 Park Avenue South, 17th floor
New York, NY 10016–8804
Phone: 1–800–932–2423 or 212–685–3440
Fax: 212–779–4098
Email: info@ccfa.org
Internet: www.ccfa.org

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You can also access disease specific education, treatment information, and support via our Information Resource Center at 888.MY.GUT.PAIN (888.694.8872). Call us and speak to a master's level health professional today!
 


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