A few days ago it was posted that Elder Perry had been hospitalized. We updated the post stating that Elder Perry was now at home resting with his family. It turns out that Elder Perry has been diagnosed with cancer.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an official statement
“Elder L. Tom Perry will begin radiation treatment this morning after being diagnosed with cancer in the thyroid gland.” It was also noted that “Elder Perry is the second most senior apostle in terms of length of service in the Quorum of the Twelve, and the oldest living apostle.”
The church also released news concerning Elder Richard G. Scott who was also hospitalized this week.
“Elder Richard G. Scott, age 86, was hospitalized last evening due to gastrointestinal bleeding…The bleeding was brought under control and he is resting comfortably.”
The two apostles expressed their gratitude for all of the prayers and kindnesses expressed on their behalf.
We will continue to pray for them and their families during this time.