Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp


Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp

This group is a place for parents of Recruits who are injured or ill to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.






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Recruit in hospital with pnemonia.

Started by CaptainSpunky. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) yesterday. 23 Replies

Got word this morning my son is going to medical

Started by Becca125. Last reply by CaptainSpunky yesterday. 24 Replies

Levels in MRP

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Friday. 2 Replies

Keeping your recruit encouraged

Started by Becca125. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Tuesday. 11 Replies

From an MRP Mom to you

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Sep 10. 5 Replies

Questions for MRP recruits

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Sep 10. 0 Replies

Rec'd a call last night... my son was sent to MRP :(

Started by JackieB. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Sep 8. 16 Replies

Advice from a mom for the Illness and Injury families

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Sep 6. 2 Replies

Recieved a good letter today!

Started by Gmomma1. Last reply by marinemomx2 Sep 3. 12 Replies

YOU can make a difference RIGHT NOW

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Aug 30. 0 Replies


Started by Gmomma1. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Aug 30. 11 Replies

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Comment by Joan yesterday

Thank you, and the prayers and support are working! He was moved to PCP yesterday and it sounds like I will be bringing home my own Marine in about 4 weeks! *fingers crossed*

Comment by marinemomx2 yesterday

Joan- Thank you so much and....yes, your son will not be far behind!!  I will continue to keep him in my prayers!!

Comment by Joan yesterday

I am thrilled beyond words for you, mmx2!

And judging by the news the last couple of days it looks like a few of us will be understanding exactly how you felt very soon! One thing I have noticed about being here is that because the lows can be so low, the highs are indescribably amazing!
I am so happy for you, Jackie and Matchamom, and mark my words, my boy won't be far behind! Oorah!

Comment by marinemomx2 yesterday

Congrats matchamom, and JackieB!  They WILL make it and you will see them soon!  I just returned home last night with my new Marine!!  After 5 months on the island, including 10 weeks in MRP he is finished with Alpha Company!  Words can not express the feeling I felt seeing his sweet face and getting that first hug!  It will be a moment that I will cherish forever!  Surprisingly he did not sleep on the long drive home... talked, talked talked and shared so many stories.  He said he never gave up... he said he just new to work hard and that if it was meant to be it will be.  

Imasigner, I am sorry to here they are sending your son home but just tell him to hang in there.... I am praying his home town doctor can get his wrist figured out and get him back on the island!  ((HUGS)) to you!!!

Comment by JackieB on Friday

Yay :)

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Friday


Comment by Matchamom on Friday
We got a call this morning. My son is joining Lima! Won't be long now!
Comment by Joan on Friday

That is wonderful news, Jackie! I received good news of my own today from mine and as thrilled as I am, I also find myself freaking out. I don't know if it is just a whole new pack of things to worry about or what, but I just don't know what to do with myself.  :/

Comment by JackieB on Friday

Just rec'd "the" call from my son this morning... He is moving to Alpha Company today!!!    He spent 2 weeks in MRP and 1 week in PCP... I am SOOOO proud of him and excited for him.   He sounded nervous, but good... if that makes any sense.  I hung up the phone and totally fell apart.  I wasn't sad... maybe just relieved??  It has been hard trying to understand why heat exhaustion could keep him in MRP for so long... I was beginning to worry about his health too much.  So perhaps my reaction after the call was a bit of a release??  IDK... I just know that I feel so much lighter right now. 

Thank you SO much for all of the support from this group.  You are all generous souls.


Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on Friday


 HUGS to you.  I wrote the following poem when I was awaiting my son being sent home with knee dislocations.  It was a repetitive prayer, I give the same for you and your son:

Dear Lord, as I write to you

                My son is all alone

His future is uncertain

                And he’s far away from home


He needs your touch and warm embrace

                To get him through this time

He needs your healing Father

                For his career to stay in line


He has the heart, he has the will

                To make his dream come true

The only thing he needs right now

                Can only come from you


Decisions by others will be made

                On what his future holds

I ask for help and mercy, Lord

                Before that scene unfolds


Please grant him the healing Lord

                That is as yet unseen

That he can become his heart’s desire

                A full fleet Marine


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