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Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony is out of intensive care

The 5-year-old has been in a serious condition since the April incident.

The boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America is finally out of intensive care.

That's according to the latest update on the GoFundMe page for the boy known only as Landen, who has been in a serious condition at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis since April 12.

"The Lord is good, and we are thankful," his family says. "We are happy to report that our son is no longer in intensive care and has been moved to an inpatient, physical rehab program at another hospital to help him continue to heal and focus on the next phase of his recovery.

"There is hard work ahead! And, our beautiful boy has endured much already, but he is strong and his spirit remains vibrant. We continue to be eternally grateful for every prayer, every act of kindness and the love this world has show us throughout this journey. Thank You."

The family had revealed in late June that Landen had suffered "severe complications" from the injuries he sustained on that day, when 24-year-old Emanuel Aranda, who has since been imprisoned for attempted murder, threw him over the balcony in a random attack.

In the June update, the family said Landen had undergone "more than 15 separate medical procedures or surgeries, including surgeries 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."

The fundraiser for his hospital treatment surpassed $1 million, making it one of the largest GoFundMe campaigns ever.

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