Boy Nearly Killed at Mall of America is Finally Home
Woodbury, MN (KROC AM News) – The young Minnesota boy who was nearly killed after being thrown from a 3rd-floor balcony at the Mall of America is finally home.
The 5-year-old boy has undergone more than a dozen surgeries and had been in medical care facilities since the April incident.
An update on his progress was posted Tuesday in a GoFundMe site set up for the boy known as Landen:
Here is some great news to share from Landen’s family!
We are pleased to share that our son completed his inpatient rehabilitation and is now home. We are so thankful, and we rejoice in the Lord’s blessings to our family.
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.
Thank you to all of you who prayed for us and loved us during the past 4 ½ months. 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.
We know there is great interest in our son and our story. We respectfully ask that you allow us time and continued privacy during this great transition.
The GoFundMe site has raised more than $1 million since it was started and donations are still being made. The man who threw the boy pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder and was sentenced to 19 years in prison.