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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.






Members: 620
Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2016

Welcome to the Illness & Injury Group


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



MRP Questionnaire


An Extra Step prayer by wolfdragon

Care package ideas for loved ones of recruits in STC MRP PCP etc.

The Other Side of MRP/FRP by NCSkiff

I just want to count again

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Discussion Forum

Medical ELS

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Dec 19, 2016. 5 Replies

Female Rct. 12 Hrs into the Crucible

Started by Kokie08. Last reply by Kokie08 Jul 12, 2016. 182 Replies

At Least Another Month

Started by Kaizah Jones. Last reply by MikesNana8 Mar 5, 2016. 18 Replies


Started by Susan Harris. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Feb 23, 2016. 5 Replies

Mailing Address PI and Sandboxx

Started by Susan Harris. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Feb 13, 2016. 6 Replies

Stress fractures of metatarsals in both feet...

Started by Molsen. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jan 6, 2016. 3 Replies


Started by s. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 13, 2015. 13 Replies

Medical Discharge Rules?

Started by Bohemian Girl. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 12, 2015. 13 Replies

Ankle injury

Started by MoMofHeath. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 6, 2015. 5 Replies

Recruit Separation Platoon

Started by Teresa Manfull Davenport. Last reply by CarolinaMom Jun 27, 2015. 34 Replies

MRP for stress fracture end of week 7

Started by beachxlh. Last reply by beachxlh Jun 25, 2015. 8 Replies

Being in holding platoon for MRB

Started by Loulou64. Last reply by Tennessee Top Jun 17, 2015. 6 Replies

What happens at RSP?

Started by UGAGAL. Last reply by UGAGAL Jun 17, 2015. 8 Replies

Address for MRP, San Diego

Started by Dylan's Mom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Apr 24, 2015. 11 Replies

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Comment by Carolyn Hartnett on May 15, 2016 at 5:43am
Should I continue to send letters to this last address? I read somewhere that all of them got returned and I need a new address should I wait or send them anyway
Comment by Carolyn Hartnett on May 15, 2016 at 5:40am
Dear Courageous1, how long was your son delayed due to the chest pain and heart murmur? I received a phone call from my son on Friday indicating that he was in medical and would probably be moved to a new platoon he's waiting to see the cardiologist on May 24
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on April 25, 2016 at 7:26pm

Keep in mind this is only a detour to the final goal which your recruits have set out to accomplish. I'm not sure how long a fractured hand takes to heal but they will not be placed in another Platoon until they are healed and ready.

Scroll up to the welcome section too for some good links to read that I have place there, like this one: The Other Side of MRP/FRP by NCSkiff

Do ask your recruit if you can send anything. They are your best source and will know just what is allowed.

They will get through this and so will you. Keep sending your positive letters.

Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on April 25, 2016 at 5:28pm

Bless your heart.  Geez, how I remember those scripted calls.  Keep writing, all the good and encouraging things you can think of.  Those letters help a lot.  Read all you can on these pages.  There is a wealth of experience here.  There is not as much activity since Facebook became the norm, but still, people DO care about you, as well as your son.

Comment by ProudMarineMom on April 25, 2016 at 5:06pm
Right after I posted this comment my phone rang. It was my son. His voice sounded hoarse (maybe from yelling at DIs) but his script was that he is now in MRP for a fracture and is doing ok. He also said he will be there until he heals. He gave me the address there to write, said thanks for the support and before he was able to hang up I yelled while he was talking I Love U Son..
Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on April 25, 2016 at 4:46pm


I'm sorry that this injury has happened to your son.  1~Keri (HCC), who posted help below yours for another parent last year, has said it better than I ever could.  This is hard for both of you, but you will get through it.  Hugs to you and your son.

Comment by ProudMarineMom on April 25, 2016 at 3:21pm
My son was moved today 4/25/16 to MRP for a fractured hand. What do they do there daily since they are out of recruit training? Will they let him call home since he is going to be extended on the island?
Comment by ProudMarineMom on April 25, 2016 at 3:09pm
My son arrived to PI April 11th. I got a call this past Friday that he fractured his hand in 2 places. Not bad fractures but enough to be moved to Medical. This really sucks knowing he will be gone longer than 13 weeks and I know he's probably disappointed too since originally his ship out date was 1/19 but was extended because of his pull ups. I haven't received any handwritten letters from him yet. I've sent about 4 and have no idea how long this will take to heal and delay his training. Sad Mom
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on November 6, 2015 at 11:43pm
Yes, the not knowing is probably the hardest part. Here is some info on the levels of MRP although your recruit will still be in the healing phase. He needs to heal his knee before moving on to strength and conditioning.

This is a good account of what to expect. Read the replies from others who have been where you are now.
It sounds like you may or may not receive too many letters but keep the letters from home going. He needs all the motivation you and other family/friends can send.
Since you most likely won't get another call until when he is picked up with another Platoon after he is well... hold onto these words, "no news is good news."

He will get through this as you will too. A very wise Veteran referred to the MRP recruits as 'extra-steppers.' This is only an extra step into earning the Title and becoming a Marine. These extra step recruits learn something other recruits may not learn and that is patience.

(((hugs))) and prayers
Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on November 6, 2015 at 8:11am

It is extremely hard. The two things you can do are the ones you are already doing, praying and writing.  Here, on this page, every parent understands exactly how you feel.  However, anyone who can raise a child who enters the Marine Corps, is very strong.  Also, here, you can vent, you can cry if you need to, here you will be understood. Always.


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