5-Year-Old Thrown from MOA Balcony Finally Returns Home From Hospital

A five-year-old boy has returned home after being thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota.

Landen Hoffman of Woodbury has been discharged from hospital after completing impatient treatment for the near 40ft fall five months ago.

In August the family announced that he was no longer in intensive care and now back at home will need rehabilitation before he can return to school. 

His extensive injuries included a broken leg and fractures to his face and skull after the random attack by Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, the New York Post reported. 

Hoffman underwent more than 15 medical procedures and surgeries on his 'very challenging road to recovery.'  

Aranda was sentenced to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted premeditated first degree murder in June.

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.

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