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Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony is back home

Posted: 8:14 PM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-03 20:14:16-04

MINNEAPOLIS – The 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota is out of the hospital after months of treatment.

The boy, identified only as Landen, is back at home recovering KARE reports, citing an update Tuesday on the family’s GoFundMe page .

“We are pleased to share that our son completed his inpatient rehabilitation and is now home,” the statement reads. “We are so thankful, and we rejoice in the Lord’s blessings to our family.’

His family says that Landen will be undergoing outpatient rehabilitation and will have to adjust to “life back at home and school.” The 5-year-old spent four-and-a-half months in the hospital.

Landen suffered numerous broken bones, head trauma and severe bleeding after falling nearly 40 feet in April, according to  CNN affiliate WCCO-TV .

The man who threw the boy was Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis. Aranda pleaded guilty in May to attempted premeditated first-degree murder. A judge sentenced him to 19 years in prison in June.

See the family’s most recent statement in its entirety:

“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.”

CNN Wire contributed to this report.