Almost 5 months after Mall of America attack, Landen returns home

He has been in the hospital since Apr. 12.
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The boy who was seriously injured in an attack at the Mall of America in April has finally been released from the hospital.

The boy, known only as Landen, was 5-years-old when he was thrown from the 3rd-floor of the megamall by Emanuel Aranda, who has since been imprisoned for attempted murder.

He has been at Children's Hospital since Apr. 12 since when he has undergone more than 15 medical procedures or surgeries, including for two broken arms and a broken leg, removal of his spleen, procedures for fluid in his lungs and stomach, as well as for facial and skull fractures.

His family announced he had finally been moved out of intensive care last month, and on Tuesday confirmed that his rehabilitation has progressed sufficiently that he's allowed to go home.

"We are pleased to share that our son completed his inpatient rehabilitation and is now home. We are so thankful, and we rejoice in the Lord’s blessings to our family," the family said on their GoFundMe page.

"We continue to ask that His healing powers guide us and our son’s care team as we enter the next phase of recovery, which includes continued outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries and adjusting to life back at home and school."

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The family thanked all those who offered their prayers and well wishes during the past few months, saying: "You helped to give us hope and show us the Glory of God’s great love here on earth even during the darkest of days."

The Star Tribune reports that Aranda, now 25, has filed an appeal to his 19-year prison sentence following his guilty plea to attempted murder.

The filing doesn't say why he is appealing, the newspaper notes.

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