The parents of Tripp Halstead have posted a message thanking supporters after sharing the heartbreaking news of their son's passing.
Stacy and Bill Halstead's message to their 1.3 million followers on their Facebook page read:
"There are no words to express how Bill and I are feeling at this moment. We are beyond devastated and honestly I believe I am in shock. Our amazing, perfect, beautiful miracle of a son, Tripp Hughes Halstead passed away at 5:47 pm today. He was our whole world.
We love you Trippadoo and you will never realize the impact you made on our lives.
I have no idea when I will post again. I’m still processing everything. But Bill and I were in the room when he passed at the hospital. His little body was just done fighting this last infection. His little heart gave out. This winter was brutal for him. I’m just so thankful he had the best summer ever. Jet skis, Disney World, the list is endless and that’s when we got those amazing huge smiles.
At this time, I will not be reading the comments but your welcome to leave them for me to read in the coming weeks.
You have been the most loyal and outstanding followers we could have ever asked for and We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the past 5 1/2 years. You let us into your lives and You were there when we needed you most."
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Tripp Halstead, 7, passed away Thursday, five years after a freak accident outside of a Winder daycare.
Tripp had been playing outside when a large branch broke from a tree and landed directly on his head, knocking him unconscious.
Doctors feared Tripp wouldn't survive, and told the parents that his brain had swollen, causing his body to shut down. But Tripp overcame the worst. Over the next few years, his mother Stacy would share both moments of progress and setbacks with the followers of Tripp Halstead Updates Facebook page. Millions have now joined in following Tripp's incredible journey.
TRIPP HALSTEAD THROUGH THE YEARS
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