Car to race in support of Tripp Halstead in NASCAR event - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Car to race in support of Tripp Halstead in NASCAR event

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

The toddler who was injured by a falling tree limb at his Winder daycare continues to show improvement.

Tripp Halstead's parents posted on Facebook that the 2-year-old has had all the tubes removed from his face area and only has a line and drain left. Stacy Halstead, Tripp's mother, said that it was the first time she'd seen the boy without tubes since the day of the accident.

"Just because we could see his whole little face -- it was just the sweetest thing ever. He looked like our baby without the tubes and wrapping and the tape. It was so nice," said Stacy Halstead.

The community has come together to support the Halstead family through various fundraisers after a large tree limb fell onto him on Oct. 29.

Tripp, who loves the movie "Cars," will have his own racecar this weekend in Miami in the last NASCAR race of the season. The owner of SR2 Motorsports, Jason Sciavicco of Gwinnett County, said he saw Tripp's story on the news and wanted to help.

"Obviously we're really taken aback by the whole story, and we have four kids. We have a 20-month-old boy, almost 2 years old, so it really hit home for us. And we talked about it and really wanted to try and do something to help the family," Sciavicco said.

The car is painted to promote Team Boom, the charity that was established to help Tripp's parents with his medical bills.

Millions of people will see the car this weekend.  The hope is to raise enough money to allow his mom to stay at home during his recovery.

"This is a long road that's ahead of them. Many months, if not years, that's going to take  attending to Tripp to help get him back to what he was, and I know from a father's standpoint, there's nothing more important that I would want than my wife to be at my son's side," said Sciavicco.

Blake Koch will drive the car dedicated to Tripp during the nationwide race in Homestead, Florida.

Tripp's parents have been appreciative of all the support.

"Today I got a message from Israel that people wanted his whole name so they could pray for him over there in Israel," said Bill Halstead, Tripp's father.

On Tuesday, the Winder Zaxby's hosted a fundraiser that has raised more than $2,000.

For the latest updates on Tripp, visit the families Facebook page at: facebook.com/TrippHalsteadUpdates.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:29:59 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
  • Atlanta Falcons

    Falcons 2014 schedule released

    Falcons 2014 schedule released

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:41:00 GMT
    The NFL has released the 2014 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST.
    The NFL has released the 2014 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST.
  • 2-year-old drowns in Paulding Co. pool

    2-year-old drowns in Paulding Co. pool

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:29:17 GMT
    Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old Paulding County boy.
    Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old Paulding County boy.

Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices
.