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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Elder Gourley

My little brother has been sent home from his mission in Torreon, Mexico. He'll arrive back home tonight. He hasn't been released from his mission, just allowed to come home on medical leave. His headaches have been getting worse each week. He is still a missionary until he's released (his mission president said they would extend and honorable release to him if he couldn't get feeling better). Because all of Kolton's tests have come back normal we've been at a loss as to what could be causing these debilitating headaches. Kolton had testing done on his brain, had a CAT SCAN, was put on 14 different medications, multiple anti-depressants...yet nothing seemed to help (some of us were asking why the heck he was put on anti-depressants for a headache...but whatever).

So what the heck is going on?! Why is my little brother suffering so much, to the point where he can't have a conversation because his head is throbbing so hard?!

Well since hearing Elder Gourley (Kolton) was being sent home my dad decided to do some research on Torreon, Mexico. Guess what he found?! Um, yeah, there's a pretty darn good reason why Kolton may be suffering from severe headaches and it's NOT psychological.


*You will need to scroll down to "BACKGROUND" and read from there.*

Please pray for Kolton. He's struggling with the fact that he has to come home, but if his headaches are from what we found, he needs to get out of there. There's still a chance he may be sent back out into the mission field if he gets to feeling better but we're thinking it may be state-side at that point. Who knows...we'll keep you posted.