A little boy who was hurled from a third floor balcony is on track to make a full recovery.
Landen Hoffmann was walking through the Mall of America with his mother when a complete stranger grabbed the five-year-old and launched him over the handrails.
The young boy fell 12m to the floor below.
Despite suffering multiple broken bones, head trauma and untold psychological damage, Landen somehow managed to escape with no brain or spinal cord injury following the plunge at the Minneapolis mall.
Family friend Pastor Mac Hammond shared the good news with his congregation after the boy’s grandfather phoned him with the results of the brain scan, CBS Minnesota reported .
According to the pastor one of Landen's doctors said his recovery was "truly a miracle".
Since the shocking incident a fundraiser set up to pay for the boy's medical bills has raised £752,591.
A description on the page, which was set up by family friend Noah Hanneman, called Landen the "sweetest kindest 5-year-old you will ever meet."
"His soul is soft and gentle and instantly brings a smile to everybody he meets," Noah continued.
"He is full of energy and life and enjoys soccer, playing with friends and family and playing hockey with his brother and sister."
“Landen has a very long road to recovery ahead of him. He suffered life-threatening injuries. Many people who fall from that distance aren’t as lucky to make it.
“He has many surgeries ahead in his life to try to get back to a normal life for a young, vibrant boy."
Emmanuel DeShawn Aranda has been charged with attempted first degree murder following the 12 April attack.
Prosecutors are expected to allege that the 24-year-old was “looking to kill someone” and chose Landen at random.
Accoding to MPR News Aranda had gone to the mall the day before in an attempt to find an adult to kill but "it didn't work out".
Landen and his mother were standing outside a cafe when the suspect approached them.
After the Chicago native threw the young boy over the railing a waitress attempted to tackle him but he pushed her aside.
Officers arrested him not far from the mall.
Aranda’s bail has been put at £1,304,596 with a hearing set 14 May.
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