JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned that Tripp Halstead, the young boy who was seriously injured when a tree limb fell on him more than five years ago, has died.
The toddler fought for months to survive and people all over the country started to follow along and root for his recovery.
In July of 2013, volunteers from Sunshine on a Ranney Day transformed Halstead's home to make it
The family shed tears of joy after a hardworking group of volunteers unveiled the new home in Jackson County. Hundreds of spectators and well wishers gathered to see the Halstead family walk through their new home for the first time and Channel 2 Action News was there.
"Doesn't look like the same house. No not at all," said Stacy Halstead, the child's mother.
It marked the first time the Halsteads saw the newly-remodeled house they bought months prior to the renovation. The Halsteads purchased the fixer-upper to be closer to the family.
It was an emotional first look that hundreds of supporters were able to watch from a big screen on the driveway.
Tripp Halstead's bedroom and therapy room are done in his favorite 'Cars' theme. Every detail of the home is fully handicap accessible.
There's no place in the home where Tripp Halstead can't go.
A motorized chair will take him upstairs where there's room for guests and to work out.
"Oh my gosh. This is the biggest shower I've ever seen," Stacy Halstead said.
A signed "Pay it Forward" movie poster hangs in the media room, a reminder to Halsteads of the wonderful people with Sunshine On A Ranney Day that renovated this home for them.
- Tripp Halstead admitted to hospital with breathing problems
- Doctors: Tree limb injured both sides of toddler's brain
- Community continues to step up to help Tripp Halstead
- Tripp Halstead doing well after surgery
- Tripp Halstead had one of his 'best days ever'
Geary presented the grand finale to the family -- a pool that will be built for Tripp Halstead to continue his water therapy.
"We can't wait to just put our roots down in there and just start living in it tonight," said Bill Halstead.
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