The tragic story of 5-year-old Landen Hoffman, who was thrown off the balcony at a Mall of America in April by a heartless, sick stranger now serving 19 years for the crime has come to a miraculous end.
Despite falling 40 feet, Landen had no brain or spine damage, and his injuries were more akin to “falling off a bicycle” than the horrible attack against him.
Now, his family has announced that Landen has been released from the hospital and returned home!
God surely was watching over little Landen.
CBS News has more on the good news of Landen's return home:
The 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America in April has returned home, his family announced Tuesday. Landen spent nearly five months recovering in the hospital, and will now begin outpatient rehabilitation.
"We are so thankful, and we rejoice in the Lord's blessings to our family," Landen's family wrote on his GoFundMe. "We continue to ask that His healing powers guide us and our son's care team as we enter the next phase of recovery, which includes continued outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries and adjusting to life back at home and school."
Landen was thrown nearly 40 feet from a third-floor balcony at the Minnesota mall by a stranger in April. He suffered significant head trauma and broken bones, needing multiple surgeries and inpatient rehabilitation. "Thank you to all of you who prayed for us and loved us during the past 4 ½ months," his family wrote. "You helped to give us hope and show us the Glory of God's great love here on earth even during the darkest of days."
KCRG gave more details:
A 5-year-old boy has returned home nearly five months after he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota.
The boy's family said Tuesday on a gofundme.com site that their son has completed inpatient treatment and has returned home.
KSTP-TV reports the boy, identified only as Landen, will continue to receive outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries.