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Family of missionary injured in Brussels attacks says his progress is slower than expected

Family of missionary injured in Brussels attacks says his progress is slower than expected
Posted at 10:40 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 12:47:27-04

The family of Elder Richard Norby, a Utah missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is giving us an update on his condition.

They said he is still in the ICU at a Belgium hospital as he recovers from infection and his injuries.

His family said the missionary’s progress is slower than they had expected.

Elder Richard Norby (66) of Lehi, Utah. © 2016 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Elder Richard Norby (66) of Lehi, Utah. © 2016 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

“Elder Norby remains in a Belgium hospital’s ICU. He continues to deal with the serious effects of infection and injury from shrapnel and the progress is slower than we had anticipated. We are very grateful for the thoughts and prayers that continue to come on his behalf. We are looking forward to having him back in the United States for continued care and recovery as soon as possible.”

Two of the other missionaries injured, Mason Wells and Joseph “Dres” Empey, have already returned to Utah.

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