A heartbeat, a millisecond. In the blink of an eye, everything can change. On October 29th, the world stood still for the Halstead family of Winder, GA when a tree branch fell on young Tripp Halstead while at his daycare. Doctors didn’t know whether he would survive the trauma and prepared his parents for the worst, noting if he did survive he would certainly suffer severe brain injury from the swelling and bleeding due to the fracture.
Although the usually precocious, blue-eyed toddler spent the next 3 weeks in a coma and fighting for his life with his parents by his bedside, he DID survive. One by one, the tubes began to disappear.
After regaining consciousness, Tripp was moved to Scottish Rite for rehabilitation a little over a week ago, where he is now learning to swallow. Doctors are unable to say what amount of progress little Tripp will make, how much he is aware of his surroundings, or to what the extent of his brain injury is.
This is certainly a very trying time for the Halstead family, and they need all the support and blessings they can get, which is where YOU come in.
I invite you to join me in dedicating your December miles to Tripp and his family, whether you run, walk, or cycle. Click here to join the Virtual Miles for Tripp campaign. Participating is easy, and the impact you will have is life-changing.
Count me in! How does it work?!
Join the Facebook event hosted on my page, The Running Teacher. Then, choose an amount per mile that you will donate, whether it be .10, .25, .50, or more per mile! No amount is too small, and pennies add up quickly! Each week, post your weekly mileage. Then, at the end of the month, your donation can be made directly to Tripp and his family via PayPal or via the address I provided on the event page.
At the end of the month, I will get a tally of everyone’s miles and how much they are donating per mile to calculate the amount we raised for Tripp and his family.
I sincerely hope you will join us in supporting Tripp and the Halstead family. For more information and updates on Tripp, click here to join his Facebook page.
May you all run happy and realize what a blessing it is to do so!