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Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony is 'walking perfectly,' family says

He's been recovering since the Apr. 12 attack.
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The family of the 5-year-old boy thrown from the 3rd floor of the Mall of America have shared a welcome update about his recovery.

The boy, known only as Landen, has been continuing his recovery since being released from Children's Hospital in late August, more than four months after he was seriously injured in the horrific Apr. 12 attack at the Bloomington mall.

On Friday, a message posted to the family's GoFundMe account revealed that he is now "walking PERFECTLY with even legs."

Landen had returned home from the hospital with a femur broken in two places as well as an "open wound on his belly" that required round-the-clock attention.

"Since then he has had many physical therapies to work on his walking," the fundraising page notes. "Mom has been doing everything she can to speed up the healing of his wound and working toward getting off some of his medications."

As well as his legs having improved, the wound on his midriff has also "scabbed over" with new skin now growing.

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Landen has also returned to school, and judging by the family's post is moving on from the traumatizing event.

"He loves being back to school and going to kindergarten at the same school his twin brother and sister go to," it says. 

"He gets out of the car every morning happy and blows kisses all the way in! He's a strong, happy boy. When his mommy asks him if she can look at his wound or asks how he's doing, he always responds with 'Mom, I’m healed, you don't need to ask me anymore.'"

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