Update: 5-yr-old boy thrown from 3rd floor Mall of America balcony out of critical condition

Landen Hoffman, the 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony in Minnesota’s Mall of America last week, is continuing to baffle doctors with his recovery.

According to the family of a 5-year-old boy, Landen is now out of critical condition, and is ”alert and conscious”.

“Please keep praying for our son,” the family said in a newly released statement.

“All praise, glory and honor to Jesus. He saved our son’s live and is healing him in the most miraculous ways.”

Landen Hoffman’s family said the recovery for the boy would be long, but they expect him to be home by sometime in June.

Now they’re turning their focus on the additional surgeries the boy will undergo in the healing process, according to CBS Minnesota.

The family also thanked the 28,000-plus individuals and families who donated to the GoFundMe page set up for the boy’s family, which has raised just shy of $1 million.

Mac Hammond, the pastor at the family’s church, said one of the boy’s attending physicians called his recovery “truly a miracle.”

According to Pastor Hammond, the doctors described his head injuries as though he’d “fell off a bicycle instead of off the third floor of the mall.”

The worst was feared when Landon was thrown from the third-floor Mall of America balcony.

The 5-year-old tumbled almost 40-feet after being grabbed by 24-year-old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda.

Emmanuel Aranda, who faces one felony count of attempted premeditated first-degree murder in connection to the incident, made his initial court appearance last week.

Aranda returns to court May 14. His bail remains at $2 million.

A mailing address has also been set up for cards and well wishes to the boy:

Prayers for Landen
PO Box 43516
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443-4200

My heart is so happy for this little man and his family.

Thank God for the doctors, nurses, first responders, and strangers who all stepped in!