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'All Praise, Glory and Honor to God!': MRI Shows No Brain Damage for Boy Thrown from Mall of America Balcony

  • Kayla Koslosky

    Kayla Koslosky has been the Editor of since 2018. She has B.A. degrees in English and History and previously wrote for and was the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket …

  • 2019 Apr 30

After being thrown from a third story balcony at the Mall of America earlier this month, five-year-old Landen Hoffman is awake and responsive.

As Christian Headlines previously reported, after Hoffman was thrown 40 feet from a balcony on April 12, doctors feared he would suffer from severe brain damage. 

Despite the fact that the boy broke his legs and arms, an MRI revealed this week that the five-year-old has no brain damage. 

According to CBN News, the family’s lawyer R. Stephen Tillitt shared that Hoffman is awake and responsive and is no longer considered to be in “critical condition.”

In a statement on a GoFundMe page set up for the family, the family praised God for Hoffman’s miraculous diagnosis. 

They wrote, “All praise, glory and honor to God! He saved our son’s life and is healing him in the most miraculous ways.”

The statement continued, “We are so elated to let you know that our son is now alert and conscious and is no longer in critical condition! We are now turning our focus to additional surgeries, healing, rehabilitation and eventually a return home, which we hope will happen by June.”

The family also thanked the nearly 29,000 people from around the world who at the time of this writing had donated more than $1 million towards Hoffman’s recovery. 

The family wrote, “We want to personally thank each and every one of you for your love, prayers and support. We are astounded and so blessed by the over 28,000 individuals and families, from literally around the world, that have donated to our gofundme page. Your love and generosity overwhelms (sic) and means so much to us! We have no idea where we would be without you - God and your prayers have sustained us.”

24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for throwing Hoffman over the balcony.

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