Updates On Mormon Missionaries Injured In Belgium Attacks

For continued updates on the missionaries injured during the explosions in Brussels, you can click HERE. While all three are doing remarkably well, continued prayers on their behalf are appreciated.

Here is the most recent update, provided yesterday:

Three injured missionaries have returned to US

UPDATE: (April 16, 2016, at 7:50 P.M. MDT)

The family of Elder Richard Norby provided the following update Saturday on his condition and progress:

Elder Richard Norby has made positive strides in his recovery over the past many days. His feeding tube was removed earlier this week and he is enjoying solid foods again. He is more alert and has repeatedly thanked his Belgian medical staff for their care and concern.

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, twenty-six days after the Brussels terrorist attacks, Elder Norby, accompanied by his wife, returned to the United States on an air ambulance plane. He was admitted to the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is receiving continued care for his burns and shrapnel wounds.

As his family, we would like to sincerely thank the many nurses and physicians at the A.Z. Jan Portaels Hospital and the Queen Astrid Military Hospital that have cared for our husband and father with sympathy, professionalism, and love over these many weeks. You have become our friends and answers to our prayers. At the time of this next step in his care, we are still very mindful of the many other victims and families that are suffering and in mourning. You remain in our prayers.


UPDATE: (March 31, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. MDT)

The University of Utah Hospital held a press conference Thursday, March 31, 2016, with the families of former Mormon missionaries Joseph Empey and Mason Wells, alongside their doctors, to provide an update on their condition and recovery.

The following statement was also provided by the University of Utah Hospital:

Both Joseph “Dres” Empey and Mason Wells are in fair condition and are expected to make full recoveries. They are recovering from second-degree burns of the hands, chest, arms and face in the University’s Burn Center are are being treated by a team led by Dr. Giavonni Lewis. Mason Wells is also recovering from an Achilles tendon injury caused by shrapnel.

The parents—Court and Amber Empey of Santa Clara, Utah and Chad and Kymberly Wells of Sandy, Utah—expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of support they have received and asked for privacy in the coming weeks and months as their sons recover.


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