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Mom holds Tripp Halstead for first time since accident

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Nearly 400 people attended a Tripp Halstead benefit concert at the Barrow County Leisure Center on Friday. Nearly 400 people attended a Tripp Halstead benefit concert at the Barrow County Leisure Center on Friday.
Teachers from Tripp's daycare in Winder organized another fundraiser, "Get Fit for Tripp," that featured Zumba dancing. Teachers from Tripp's daycare in Winder organized another fundraiser, "Get Fit for Tripp," that featured Zumba dancing.

The 2-year-old Winder boy badly hurt by a falling tree branch continues to show improvement.

Tripp Halstead's parents say doctors are amazed at how well the boy is doing. Larry Hughes, Tripp's grandfather, told FOX 5 that a draining tube was removed from Tripp's head on Friday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

The boy's parents were able to hug their son on Friday for the first time since the accident, Hughes said.

"It brought tears to everybody's eyes for them to be able to hold their baby after 18 days," said Hughes.

The little boy with the big smile has garnered support from across the globe since the Oct. 29 accident outside of his daycare.

Nearly 400 people supported Tripp's strength at a benefit concert held Friday night at the Barrow County Leisure Center.

Teachers from Tripp's daycare in Winder organized another fundraiser, "Get Fit for Tripp," that featured Zumba dancing.

A CT scan is set for Saturday to see how thy boy's brain is recovering. If he continues to improve, he could be in another hospital at rehab as early as next week.

You can get updates from the family on Tripp Halstead on their Facebook page at facebook.com/TrippHalsteadUpdates.

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