HALLELUJAH: 5-Year-Old Boy Tossed from Mall of America Balcony Continues to Make Miraculous Recovery
Landen Hoffman, the 5-year-old boy who was thrown off of a Mall of America balcony in a heinous hate crime earlier this year, continues to defy the odds and make a miraculous recovery.
The Hoffman family reported in a GoFundMe post last week that he is now walking “perfectly” shortly after he was brought home from the hospital.
The full update posted by the Hoffman family detailing the tremendous progress that Landen is making recovering from his injuries can be seen here:
Hello Landen’s support team,
Landen’s Family wants you all to know how well Landen is doing since coming home in August.
He came home with a limp and uneven legs from a two-time broken femur, an open wound on his belly we were taking care of every night, and many follow up appointments and medications. Since then he has had many physical therapies to work on his walking. Mom has been doing everything she can to speed up the healing of his wound and working toward getting off some of his medications. He is now walking PERFECTLY with even legs AMEN. The wound has finally scabbed over and new skin is growing, and we are still optimistic he will be off some of his medications soon.
He loves being back to school and going to kindergarten at the same school his twin brother and sister go to. He gets out of the car every morning happy and blows kisses all the way in! He’s a strong, happy boy. When his mommy asks him if she can look at his wound or asks how he’s doing, he always responds with “Mom, I’m healed, you don’t need to ask me anymore.” Landen loves life and Jesus! He tells people all the time when they get hurt, don’t worry, I fell off a cliff, but Angels caught me and Jesus loves me, so I’m ok and you will be too!
He has good memories of all the people who loved him and cared for him in the hospital, so to him follow-up appointments are fun! We have many coming up in December, so please keep praying. Landen knows people all over the world are praying for him and he loves all the cards he keeps getting in the mail. His whole family feels the love and are so grateful for the prayers and people like you who care so much about others! There was one bad person, but from that came millions of Good people!
Thank you so much for praying us home and please continue to pray for complete recovery as we are still healing!
We love you!
The Hoffman family has raised over $1 million in crowd-sourced funds for their child, who was tossed over a third-story balcony in the Minneapolis-based mall by 24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda in April.
Aranda was convicted of attempted murder in the 1st degree, and sentenced to 19 years in prison for his crimes. He is now attempting to appeal the decision, citing mental illness as a way to evade justice for his unspeakable act against the 5-year-old child:
While he was sentenced, Aranda offered no apology and showed no remorse for his actions. Law enforcement claimed that he arrived at the mall “looking for someone to kill,” showing premeditated intent to commit the ghastly act for which he was convicted in a court of law.
According to a complaint, the boy’s mother claims that “without warning, Defendant picked up the Victim and threw him off the third floor balcony,”
Becky Aranda, Emmanuel’s mother, claims that her son has suffered from severe mental health problems since he was a young child. She believes that his mental health was not sufficiently addressed during the trial, which is a possible reason for the appeal.
This vicious hate crime happened in the district of notorious anti-white and anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. It is very possible that Aranda was radicalized by the racist rhetoric of this anti-American Democratic Party legislator.