Prayer is powerful!
The story of Landen Hoffman, the young 5-year-old boy who was thrown off of a mall’s 3rd floor balcony by a heartless sicko with no real motive, has taken a positive turn.
Against all odds, the boy, who is currently in recovery, has suffered absolutely no brain or spinal damage!
In fact, his doctors commented that it was almost as if the boy had only fallen off of a bicycle.
Landen’s pastor made the amazing, miraculous announcement during his Easter sermon.
Check out this news of God’s hand at work that is blowing up on Twitter:
The New York Post had the following to say about the miracle:
The 5-year-old boy thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America this month has “zero evidence of brain damage,” the family’s pastor said.
During his Easter service, Pastor Mac Hammond told the Minneapolis, Minn., congregation the boy’s grandfather called with the good news following a brain scan, CBS Minnesota reported.
Landen Hoffmann was at the Minneapolis shopping center with his mother on April 12 when a monster “looking to kill someone” chose the youngster at random, throwing him to the ground 40 feet below.
In a statement released Tuesday, the family said the boy remained in intensive care “under sedation and close monitoring” and thanked well-wishers for their support.
Hammond called his recovery “truly a miracle”.
KETV Omaha has more:
The 5-year-old boy who was thrust over the railing on the third floor of the Mall of America, ultimately falling to the ground, has zero brain damage from the incident, according to his doctors.
Medical results from an MRI showed positive signs of recovery. Doctors told Mac Hammond, who is a pastor at the church the boy’s family attends, that the images conveyed the injury as being no worse than if the boy “fell off a bicycle instead of off the third floor of the mall.”
Hammond said the results are “truly a miracle” for the family.
So far, a GoFundMe has raised close to $1 million for the boy.
The Des Moines Register also commented:
A 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America miraculously suffered no brain damage, his family pastor said.
The boy fell nearly 40 feet after a stranger "looking for someone to kill" picked him up and threw him earlier this month.
Bloomington, Minn., police Chief Jeffrey Potts described the scene as "gut-wrenching."
Now, the boy is showing "zero evidence of brain damage" Mac Hammond, a pastor at the family's church, said during an Easter Sunday service. Hammond said the boy underwent a five-hour MRI test, and there aren't signs of brain swelling.
"No spinal cord injury, no nerve damage, no internal injuries that were life-threatening," Hammond said in a video shared by Minnesota's FOX 9.
Hammond said a shocked physician compared the boy's injuries to that of a child who fell off of a bicycle. He did say that the boy sustained many broken bones.
A GoFundMe page for the boy set up by family friend Noah Hanneman had raised nearly $1 million as of early Wednesday. Hanneman told USA TODAY that the family is requesting privacy but is "very thankful for the prayers and support."
Tuesday, the boy's family shared a statement on the fundraising page, saying "our son remains in intensive care, under sedation and under close monitoring as we stay patient to allow him to heal."
They also said the prayers are working, "God’s hand is working."
Continue to send out prayers and blessings to the boy and his family, since he still has a long road of recovery in front of him.
The family has also set up a GoFundMe and is accepting get-well cards.
If you would like to send one to the young survivor, CBS Minnesota has more details on where to send them:
The pastor said the boy did not suffer swelling in the brain, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage or life-threatening internal injuries. He broke multiple bones when he landed on the first floor.
“This crime has shocked the community,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. “That a child, with his mother, at a safe public area like a mall, could be violently attacked for no reason is chilling for everyone.”
According to Hammond, the boy’s doctors have been amazed by his recovery. One of his physicians reportedly compared his injuries to falling off a bike instead of being thrown from a third-floor balcony.
A mailing address has also been set up for cards and well wishes to the boy:
Prayers for Landen
PO Box 43516
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443-4200