Family reports progress for Landen

"Our miracle child is showing real signs of recovery."

Sloane Martin
April 19, 2019 - 12:41 pm

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The family of the boy thrown from the third floor balcony at Mall of America says it has "good news to share" on Good Friday.

In a statement released through their attorney Stephen Tillitt, the family of the 5-year-old boy says "our miracle child is showing real signs of recovery."

It says that results have been "positive," and they're gaining "more reason for optimism day by day." The boy, identified as Landen, remains in intensive care after he plunged nearly 40-feet to the ground level one week ago. The family says they have a "long road ahead."

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A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $900,000 to support the family, which is requesting privacy.

This is the statement in full, followed by a P.O. address to send cards and well wishes.

We have good news to share with you on this good Friday. Our miracle child is showing real signs of recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead.  Our faith in God and our Savior Jesus remains strong and we are gaining more reason for optimism day by day. We continue our appeal for privacy as we focus on our son, and thank you for respecting our wishes. Just know that we absolutely feel your overwhelming love, prayers and support, for they seem to be working.  Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts. 

Prayers for Landen
PO Box 43516
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443-4200


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