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Monkey Joe's to have Tripp Halstead fundraiser

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Two Gwinnett Monkey Joe's locations will participate in a "Jump for Tripp" fundraiser to raise money for Tripp Halstead.

The event will be on May 19 at the Duluth and Lawrenceville locations. Each store will donate 10 percent of all sales from the event to the Halstead family to help fund Halstead's hospital bills. Seven other Monkey Joe's locations around the metro Atlanta area will also participate.

The Duluth store is located at 580 State Bridge Road, while the Lawrenceville store is at 665 Duluth Highway.

On Oct. 29, Halstead suffered a traumatic brain injury outside a Barrow County daycare when a heavy tree limb fell on him. He left Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite about a month ago for the second time and participates in regular therapy exercises to improve his mobility and flexibility.