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Mall of America boy recovering after undergoing more procedures

The 5-year-old is still recuperating from the injuries inflicted
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The latest update from the family of the boy thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America says he has had to undergo more medical procedures.

The 5-year-old, named Landen, suffered from "non-life threatening complications" from the injuries he suffered on Friday, Apr. 12.

These complications required "additional procedures to correct," his family says, adding that he is "recovering, and his spirit his strong – but there is still a long road ahead."

"We continue to ask for your prayers and greatly appreciate your respect for our privacy during this difficult time," the family added.

The boy suffered "significant injuries" after been thrown over the balcony outside the Rainforest Cafe, falling 40 feet to the ground.

The man responsible, Emmanuel Aranda, pleaded guilty to 1st-degree premeditated attempted murder in court on May 14.

He has agreed to serve 19 years in prison, with prosecutors dropping its attempt for an aggravated sentence in return for his guilty plea.

The GoFundMe account created for Landen in the wake of the incident has raised more than $1 million.

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