> I seem to recall that this information was posted
> here but it doesn't appear in the search. I guess
> it's an ongoing thing in the mission field:
> (This came from Tumblr and I can't get it to give
> me a link tonight....and now as I search some
> more, I found that the information was posted
> almost a year ago.
> REMEMBERING Sister Samantha Lierley
> Vancouver Washington Mission
> “My sister killed on her mission by the Mission
> President’s Wife in Portland.”
> I have been debating on whether to post this or
> not. It’s obviously a sensitive issue. I decided
> that I want to do whatever I can to warn other
> families that these conditions exist out in the
> mission field.
> My sister was enjoying her mission in Portland
> last summer. After receiving some needed dental
> surgery she was sent back to work being a
> missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of
> Latter-day Saints. The dentist warned her to
> contact a doctor if she felt unwell because
> infection was an unlikely but real risk.
> When my hard working sister began to have pain in
> her mouth she sought permission to see a doctor
> through the mission president’s wife. This is
> world-wide protocol for missionaries. You aren’t
> supposed to seek medical help without permission
> from your mission president. My sister’s request
> was denied. She was told to take some aspirin and
> continue the work. My sister asked to see a doctor
> three times over the curse of 2 weeks. Each time
> her request denied.
> My sister reached out to us, her family, through
> her weekly emails asking us what we thought she
> should do because she was in pain. Many of us told
> her to please go to the doctor right away. But,
> our Mom encouraged her to be obedient to the
> mission president’s rules.
> Anyone who is familiar with the mission field
> rules knows that obedience without question is
> drilled into young missionaries minds. My sister
> chose to do what the mission president’s wife
> instructed. Maybe she believed that the mission
> president and wife were led by spiritual
> inspiration. Maybe my sister thought she would be
> going against God by going to the doctor. Maybe my
> sister was just scared.
> Finally, the pain got so bad to handle that my
> sisters mission companion took her to the
> emergency room. Infection had taken hold of my
> sisters body. She was septic and admitted into the
> hospital for 2 days being treated with antibiotics
> through an IV. We didn’t know if she would
> survive that first night. She seemed to be doing
> much better after medical intervention and her
> doctors released her from the hospital.
> But the infection had held on too strong. Within
> 48 hours of being released from the hospital, my
> sister passed away in her missionary apartment bed
> while she was asleep. She died from infection
> because her mission president and his wife
> wouldn’t allow her to see a doctor when she was
> in pain.
> My brothers went to Portland and confronted the
> mission president and his wife. They were
> extremely defensive and they yelled at my brothers
> to leave them alone. Some of us in the family want
> to press charges. It is difficult to go against
> the church. They can pay for very skilled lawyers.
> Our mom doesn’t want to pursue any action
> against the mission president because she believes
> that maybe it was God’s will. I don’t agree.
> -Her sister
> NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT !!! The CHURCH NEEDS TO
> BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE !!!
Here is the original thread:http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1393626
How awful. I had no idea her sister had made a statement regarding the mission Pres. and his wife, Nurse Ratched.