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Child who survived Mall of America fall undergoing further procedures

A file photo of the scene after a 5-year-old was thrown from a third-story balcony at the Mall of America. Photo: KSTP
A file photo of the scene after a 5-year-old was thrown from a third-story balcony at the Mall of America.

May 24, 2019 07:57 AM

The family of a 5-year-old boy who survived after being thrown from a third-story balcony at the Mall of America says he will undergo further medical procedures.

The Woodbury family posted Thursday evening on a GoFundMe page that the procedures are "non-life threatening complications" related to the fall.

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The boy, named Landen, plunged 40 feet when he was randomly grabbed by Emmanuel Aranda and tossed over the railing.

Aranda has pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack. Landen suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones.

The family's post says Landen is recovering, his spirit is strong, but there is still a long road of recovery ahead.

The GoFundMe site has raised more than $1 million over the past month.


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UPDATE: Man accused of throwing boy over Mall of America balcony pleads guilty

GoFundMe for child thrown off MOA balcony reaches $1 million

'Truly a miracle': Child who was thrown off 3rd level at MOA recovering


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