Little Landen Hoffman, the five-year-old boy who was viciously thrown from a third-floor balcony in Minnesota’s Mall of America last week, is continuing to astound doctors with his incredible recovery.
According to reports, Landen now shows no signs of brain damage or swelling, despite having sustained severe head trauma from the fall.
Mac Hammond, the pastor at the family’s church said the boy had undergone an MRI that lasted five hours. The results of the scan, as he described them, were “truly a miracle.”
$700K raised for boy thrown from third floor at Mall of America
A GoFundMe campaign created to help little Landen Hoffman has raised more than $700,000.https://t.co/FPp6EU8OC3
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“Doctors said they found no brain damage — not even any swelling,” Hammond said at a service.
“No spinal damage, no nerve damage … doctors are saying it is truly a miracle.”
Hammond also shared during the message that the Holy Spirit had given Landen’s mother a warning just before they met friends at the mall that day.
“In her words, a dread came over, but she didn’t feel like she could leave because she was supposed to meet this other mom and son there,” Hammond explained.
But he says she did the only thing she knew to do — she prayed.
“She called on the ministering angels to hedge him about,” Hammond recalled.
Although mall goers were heard screaming as Landen landed, witnesses say his mother was heard yelling “just pray!”
Hammond told the church it was an Easter miracle.
“This is resurrection power…this is what the Word will do. It’ll open up power to you to restore whatever the enemy is able to bring about or fend him off completely.”
Many feared the worst after Landen was rushed to the hospital following the brutal attack.
The five-year-old fell almost 40-feet after allegedly being grabbed by the prime suspect in his attack, Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda.
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Aranda reportedly told police that he was “looking for someone to kill,” and cited years of rejection by women at the mall as his motive for the attack.
It’s also reported that Aranda initially planned to murder a stranger at the mall the day before the attack, but told authorities that things “didn’t work out” that day.
As a result of the attack, Landen not only suffered head injuries but several broken bones in his arms and legs, as well as a ruptured spleen.
Landen’s GoFundMe campaign thus far has raised nearly $1 million to help with the boy’s recovery and rehabilitation, and thousands of his supporters will be delighted to learn that he’s continuing to beat the odds every day.
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.”
We continue to pray for little Landen’s full-recovery and thank God for delivering this miracle.