Tripp Halstead was just two years old on October 29, 2012, when a tree branch fell on him at daycare.
As WSB-TV reported, the branch landed on Tripp's head, causing severe damage and changing his life, as well as his family members' lives, forever. Yet, despite all of the surgeries and doctors visits he faced, Tripp's fighting spirit allowed him to thrive given the circumstances.
And for the last five years, Tripp has made the world a brighter place.
One the fifth anniversary of his accident, WSB-TV talked with Tripp's parents about what life has been like since that day in 2012. His mom, Stacey, talked about his budding personality, while his father talked about their ability to stay positive throughout all the hardships.
“We want to have expectations of walking, talking, eating, but that’s kind of unrealistic at this point. So, we’re just doing the best we can to keep him happy. Honestly, if he never got a day better, I am content with this. I know how he feels. I know that he’s happy. I know that he has a good life and he knows that he is loved.”
Sadly, on March 15, 2018, Tripp Halstead suddenly passed away. He was just seven years old.
His father, Bill, confirmed the news to WSB-TV, before the family released a statement on Facebook to their over 1.4 million followers.
The statement read: