• Tripp Halstead celebrates 6th birthday

    By: Kimberly Richardson


    BARROW COUNTY, Ga. - Over the weekend, Tripp Halstead celebrated his 6th birthday.

    Tripp’s mom, Stacy Halstead, posted a message on Facebook Sunday saying that even though it's not the anniversary of Tripp's accident, each year that he is here makes her relive that tragic day.

    On Oct. 29, 2012, strong winds from Superstorm Sandy blew down a tree branch and crushed Tripp’s skull while he was playing outside his Barrow County day care.

    Tripp has been fighting for his life ever since -- and Halstead said the fact that he is now 6 years old is the "greatest accomplishment of her life."


    "I love that his little personality is coming back," Halstead said. "He can definitely be stubborn. He will stick out that lip to let you know he is not happy. And then he will light up your whole world with one smile."

    Halstead said that she has learned to cherish the little things and take nothing for granted, knowing it all sounds so cliche, but is very true.

    On Sunday, Tripp's birthday, Halstead said they hugged Tripp a little tighter and let him know how much he has impacted our lives and the lives of millions of other people around the world.

    "Thank you so so much for all the prayers and support and love you guys have always given us," Halstead said.


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