Photo of Tripp Halstead from Tripp Halstead Updates' Facebook page.
Photo of the exterior of the Halstead home before the makeover. Photo from the Sunshine on a Ranney Day website.
Photo of the kitchen of the Halstead home before the makeover. Photo from the Sunshine on a Ranney Day website.
Photo of Sunshine on a Ranney Day founders, Holley and Peter Ranney. Peter Ranney is a Clemson grad. Photo from Sunshine on a Ranney Day.
Photo of the Halstead family from Sunshine on a Ranney Day.
JEFFERSON, GA (FOX Carolina) -
A Georgia family, whose little boy was seriously injured last year, will receive the keys to their newly remodeled home on Saturday afternoon.
2-year-old Tripp Halstead was playing outside of his daycare in the Atlanta area last October, when a large tree branch fell on him. Tripp's parents, Bill and Stacy Halstead, began detailing the story of his recovery on a Facebook page that has almost 1,000,000 followers.
When the non-profit organization, Sunshine on a Ranney Day, learned that the Halsteads recently bought a new ranch-style home in Jefferson, GA, the organization jumped in to provide the family with a total home makeover. Right after closing on the house, Tripp's parents handed their keys over to Sunshine on a Ranney Day. The family will see their newly remodeled home for the first time during Saturday's reveal.
On the organization's website, Sunshine on a Ranney Day says the goal of this project is, "to transform their new house into a comfortable, functional, and accessible home. The open floor plan will allow Tripp to get around in his wheelchair once he comes home."
Last month, Tripp's story captured the attention of the Upstate, when a man rode his bike from his hometown in New York to Tripp's hometown in Georgia to raise money for Tripp's family. One leg of the bike ride took the cyclist, Dave Nazaroff, through several Upstate counties and people lined several streets to cheer him on. Nazaroff took donations along the way and ended his journey by pulling Tripp along for the last leg, through part of GA.
Sunshine on a Ranney Day is a non-profit organization based in the Atlanta area that provides dream room makeovers to children with long-term illnesses. The organization was founded by Holly and Peter Ranney. Peter Ranney has ties to the Upstate. He is a graduate of Clemson University. On their website, the Ranneys say they started the charity organization in order to serve the community and to make a positive impact while using their passions and skills.
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