After a 7-month recovery, 5-year-old Landen Hoffman is walking normally and back in Kindergarten with a smile on his face.
According to his GoFundMe page, which was set up after Landen was maliciously thrown by a stranger over 40 feet from a balcony in the Mall of America in Minnesota on April 12th, Landen has made a miraculous recovery and is now spreading a message of hope and survival. [Note: The attacker pleaded guilty to the crime and is now spending 19-years in jail].
“Landen loves life and Jesus!” His mother wrote on a November 22nd update. “He tells people all the time when they get hurt, ‘Don’t worry, I fell off a cliff but angels caught me and Jesus loves me, so I’m okay and you will be too!’”
The news comes from Landen’s GoFundMe page, which has exceeded its goal of 1 million dollars to pay for Landen’s medical expenses incurred from extensive injuries including skull fractures and several broken limbs.
And while Landen’s story is ultimately one of good triumphing over evil, it is also a sober reminder of the darkness that surrounds us. Landen’s attacker claimed he went to the mall “looking for someone to kill.” All the more reason to follow Landen’s family’s example of relying on God in prayer.
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