Tuesday marks what would have been Tripp Halstead's 8th birthday

- Tuesday marks what would have been Tripp Halstead's 8th birthday. 

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Tripp Halstead gained a large fan following on Facebook showcasing his recovery after a devastating accident on October 29, 2012, left him with severe brain injuries. He was hurt when a tree limb fell on him outside his Winder, Georgia daycare center. 

Tripp passed away on Thursday, March 15, years after the accident. Those who knew the little boy said he brought joy to those around him.

"He changed so many people's lives," said Katie Harrison at Tripp's memorial back in March. 

Over the past several years, Tripp and his family have shared the ups and downs of their journey through social media, garnering nearly a million and a half followers on Facebook.  

"Tripp was one happy little boy despite his issues," mother Stacy Halstead shared on September 5. "We can all learn a lot from this little happy dude." 

Stacy Halstead shared several throwback photos Tuesday morning, remembering her pregnancy with Tripp and the day he was born. 

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