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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Latest Activity: Feb 16

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Discussion Forum

Being Picked up

Started by DLynee. Last reply by CarolinaMom Feb 12. 3 Replies

Medical Discharge Rules?

Started by Bohemian Girl. Last reply by TigersGirl Feb 6. 9 Replies

Cellulitis at PI?

Started by Quakermom (Susan). Last reply by 1~Nanny (Alice) Feb 2. 7 Replies

vasculitis PI- we dont have an address

Started by Kim Aikey. Last reply by shorner215 Jan 15. 6 Replies

Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp News Articles

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by WestPlainsMom (Jan) Jan 7. 17 Replies

Stress fractures in both legs, 2 days before the crucible

Started by Joan. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Dec 23, 2014. 231 Replies

Received a call from PI

Started by Mom. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Dec 7, 2014. 9 Replies


Started by tugman87. Last reply by CarolinaMom Dec 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Re-injured in PCP?!?

Started by cg42. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Dec 1, 2014. 9 Replies

Address for MRP, San Diego

Started by Dylan's Mom. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Nov 22, 2014. 9 Replies

Thanksgiving Day at Parris Island

Started by sheilaf. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Nov 15, 2014. 7 Replies

Family Day??

Started by Gumbysmama. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Nov 12, 2014. 13 Replies

I want to do more!

Started by Joan. Last reply by Joan Nov 12, 2014. 7 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 15, 2015 at 8:42pm
So sorry to read about your daughter's injury, but glad that you have found this forum. This is a terrific group of people who have all walked in your shoes and know exactly how you are feeling at this point in time.

I realize it is difficult with that first phone call and all you want is answers to your questions you didn't even know you had! It will get a little bit better as time goes by... there are positives here, the leadership qualities that she can develop, the strong sense of self-knowledge, self-reliance and the "I can do this" that comes with this setback.
When you write to her be sure to read through some of the discussions above and post the positive comments that many have made. There is success in many of the MRP/FRP stories told here and reading what others have gone through can give her hope for a positive outcome (and for you too).

Here is a link that explains a bit more about MRP.
Comment by Lolis Coronel on February 15, 2015 at 8:12pm
I just got a call from my daughter that she was going to be moved due to her kneed yet Iam so worried cause i dont know whats next and jow long she will stay thier.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 7, 2015 at 2:05pm
So sorry to hear of your recruit's illness but thankful he is recovering ever so slowly.
Here is our page on MRP that may shed a little light on your recruit's recovery.

Do send lots of letters, care packages and reading material. There is a lot of 'down' time while in MRP.

I believe the time on MRP depends on each individual recruit. He is in good hands and they will not put him back into a training company until he is healthy and can past a PFT (physical fitness test) that shows he is totally healed.

My thoughts and prayers for healing quickly,
1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups mgr. &
co-mgr. of Online Support Services
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LEBn
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by CarolinaMom on February 6, 2015 at 5:11pm

Paperwork.....government paperwork. And it gets sent all over the place to be signed off on.

Comment by floridalovebug on February 6, 2015 at 3:45pm

Can anyone explain why it takes so long to process them home once in RSP?


Comment by SorianoTribe on January 20, 2015 at 9:09pm
Thank you so I guess no news is good news...was just wondering because we wrote to her and haven't heard from her yet.
Comment by TigersGirl on January 20, 2015 at 7:34pm

If it's serious enough to delay graduation, you'll get a phone call from either your recruit or a command representative. If it's minor and the recruit is able to stay with the original company, your recruit may mention it a letter or not mention it at all.

Comment by SorianoTribe on January 20, 2015 at 7:08pm

so how would i find out if my child was injured at boot camp?

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on December 14, 2014 at 4:48pm


Read the response I gave to Danielle.   I am also sending you a friend request.

Who were your travel plans with?  The hotel will def be understanding and will change your reservations without any fees.  I have a couple of options to help you.

The best thing you can do is write write and write.  Tell him you are NOT disappointed in him a zillion times.  Have everyone he knows write to him with ONLY encouraging words and uplifting stories.

Comment by JackrabbitMom on December 14, 2014 at 4:42pm

Hello - newbie here.  Just got a call from my recruit and he has a stress fracture and is being moved to MRP. Feeling kind of helpless and also very disappointed as we had all our travel plans made for graduation in January. He will probably be at MRP for 5 weeks. I'm looking for any advice, information, support, etc. I can get. Thanks.


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