Friday, November 16, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Friday night meant another good news update from the mother of Tripp Halstead. The Winder toddler's mother wrote on Facebook that doctors removed a drainage/pressure monitor tube from her son, and he rested while his parents ate dinner and watched a movie at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
On Wednesday, doctors removed all of the tubes from his face.
Halstead, 2, will receive some national recognition on Saturday when Nationwide driver Blake Koch will drive the No. 00 car at Homestead-Miami Speedway completely dedicated to "#TEAMBOOM" with pictures, logos and decals. Cars from two other teams will also feature "#TeamBoom" decals. Team Boom is a reference to the toddler's affinity for fist bumps and accompanying sound effects.
Halstead was critically injured late last month when a large tree branch fell on his head while he played outside his Barrow County day care.
Among a list of more than 30 fundraisers in the Winder community, a benefit concert was held Friday night in his honor at the Barrow County Park and Recreation Department. On Saturday, a bake sale in the parking lot of Woods Day Care in downtown Dacula will benefit the Halstead family. It begins mid-morning.