GoFundMe for child thrown from Mall of America Balcony

BLOOMINGTON, MN, (CBS) A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $400,000 by early Sunday for the 5-year-old boy who suffered life-threatening injuries when a stranger flung him off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

In the story on the page, it reads in part, “He was enjoying a day at the Mall of America with his mom and friend on Friday morning when a stranger maliciously grabbed him and threw him over the 3rd-floor balcony for no apparent reason.”

The page states the 5-year-old’s name is Landen. A picture was included of the boy on the original post but an update on the page states, “We have removed his picture as there have been multiple people trying to copy this GoFundMe page and the family is still requesting privacy and has elected at this point not to share photos at this time.”

Bloomington Police Chief, Jeffrey Potts said in a presser Saturday that the boy is alive but still in the hospital.

The post, which appears to have been created by a family friend states, “Landen has a very long road to recovery ahead of him. He suffered life-threatening injuries, many people who fall from that distance aren’t as lucky to make it. He has many surgeries ahead in his life to try to get back to a normal life for a young, vibrant boy. ”

The GoFundMe goal is $500,000. If you'd like to donate, the link is attached to this story.