After more than a dozen surgeries and months of recovery, a young boy who survived being tossed from a balcony inside the Mall of America is “now walking perfectly,” an online post says.
Landen Hoffman fell nearly 40 feet after a stranger threw him from the third floor of the Minnesota mega mall on April 19. He suffered severe head trauma and broken bones — which required multiple procedures and inpatient rehabilitation — but doctors said the 5-year-old was just lucky to be alive in wake of the violent incident.
In September, Landen returned home “with a limp and uneven legs from a two-time broken femur” and “an open wound on his belly,” according to a GoFundMe page aimed at raising money for the boy’s recovery.
“Since then he has had many physical therapies to work on his walking. Mom has been doing everything she can to speed up healing of his wound and working toward getting off some of his medications,” according to an update posted yesterday.
“He is now walking PERFECTLY with even legs AMEN. The wound has finally scabbed over and new skin is growing, and we are all still optimistic he will be off some of his medication soon.”
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SOURCE: New York Daily News, Jessica Schladebeck