Halsteads optimistic about Tripp's recovery



FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Tripp Halstead’s family is sharing images of the toddler from his hospital bed for the first time since his October accident.

Tripp was struck in the head by a falling tree limb while playing outside his Winder day care. The winds were caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Since then, Channel 2 has followed the 2-year-old’s many surgeries and the ups and downs of his recovery and therapy.

Last week, Tripp has surgery to put in a shunt to relieve excess fluid on his brain. His parents, Stacy and Bill Halstead, said he is finally starting to look more like himself again and they wanted his thousands of supporters to see how well he is doing.

“He does look really good and his head is not swelled as much anymore and the tubes are gone out of his nose and his throat. So, we figured it was time to show everybody how good he is doing,” Stacy Halstead said.

“He’s as much theirs (supporters) as he is ours it seems like anymore, so everybody cares about him so much and they just want to see how he is doing,” Bill Halstead said.

Stacy Halstead also shared why the family wanted to show photos of their little boy.

The Halsteads are happy to report that Tripp is doing great after his shunt surgery.

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