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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Welcome to the Illness & Injury Group

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam)  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Pam as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.




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Discussion Forum

Cellulitis at PI?

Started by Quakermom (Susan). Last reply by Quakermom (Susan) on Tuesday. 4 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

You may need tissues...

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Nov 11, 2014. 0 Replies


Started by Cathyc. Last reply by Cathyc Nov 2, 2014. 5 Replies

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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.

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on December 14, 2014 at 4:41pm


You will find it almost impossible to find a better group of people.  We have all been through our roughest times on these pages, only to find out later that those rough times weren't that rough, after all.

While I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend, in the end, everything will be fine.  My best advice to you is to go back to the Injury and Illness Main page and go through previous discussions.  Make sure you hit the "View All" button toward the bottom right side.  You will find information and answers to questions that you don't even know you have, yet.

Also, go to the top of this page, hover your mouse over "Connect and Share" and click on both blogs and poems.  Search different things having to do with being hurt, Crucible, what to send, and such.  Is he at SD or PI?  

I am sending you a friend request.  Please look for it in your "inbox."  

Prayers and hugs to you and your heart.

All will be well.  I'd bet a chocolate cake on it.


Volunteer Recruit MFN Moderator

Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on December 14, 2014 at 7:20am
Ah Danielle,
It is very difficult to be happy for or with others when your heart is breaking. You came to the right place, though, this group understands all too well. In your letters, just continue to be strong, upbeat, remind him how proud you are of him. I have no doubt you both will make it just fine.
Comment by Danielle on December 13, 2014 at 10:54pm

Hi all, my boyfriend got injured with only 17 hours of the crucible left.....he was taken out and will have to stay another 4 to 6 weeks while his hairline fracture in his tibia heals...I feel so terrible for him...I know he must feel absolutely terrible...he was SO CLOSE...I will get his new address on Monday. Do any of you have any tips on what to send in my letters? I know I need to stay motivational...but I'm feeling so down, I have no idea what to say. I had to join these pages...because the pages I'm a part of are full of all of the proud parents of their new marines...and I feel so terrible...

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on December 12, 2014 at 6:24pm

Congratulations and Godspeed to your daughter!!

Comment by Phiett on December 12, 2014 at 4:57pm

Got the call today...My daughter is moving to Oscar company and graduates January 9th .Yah.....Thanks ladies for your support. :)


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