The Navy has specific things they will waiver. Some they will not. My son's asthma is not bad. He has had very few problems with it over the years. During the Gulf Wars more people were MedEvac'ed for asthma than anything else. I understand the Navy's concern.
He made it. He improved so much through the recruit training. He made it through graduation. He is so proud of himself. We were proud of him. I have tried to guide him to the Chaplains, to JAG, to maybe find that one doctor who will actually sign off on the waiver. He wants to stay in. He wants to serve.
He qualified for the Nuke ratings. He wants to do that job. He was so excited to ship off. Navy needs Nukes enough to give them large bonuses. He wants to serve. This is his chosen field. He doesn't want to come home.
Right now, if any of you are religious, pass a few prayers for my son that he may get his waiver, that I can remain a Navy mom. Otherwise soon I will say good bye to all of you. You go on and be proud of your sailors. Not all can serve. Not even those who want to serve.