Tripp Halstead’s family warns about unauthorized fundraising efforts

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Channel 2's Lauren Pozen reports.

The family of Tripp Halstead warned their Facebook followers about unauthorized fundraising efforts in wake of the young boy’s death.

In a March 17 post on the page Tripp Halstead Updates, Stacy Halstead wrote:  “Unfortunately I have already seen a Go fund me acct set up for Tripp. It may be totally legitimate but We are NOT and will not be setting up a Go fund me acct. So please do not donate to anything except what we post on this page. I do not want you guys to get scammed!  We still have the same paypal account we have had for years for donations www.tripphalsteadupdates.com and our PO box 509 Jefferson, GA 30549.”

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<p>Tripp Halstead, boy with traumatic brain injury, dies</p>

Credit: WSB-TV

<p>Tripp Halstead, boy with traumatic brain injury, dies</p>

Credit: WSB-TV

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<p>Tripp Halstead, boy with traumatic brain injury, dies</p>

Credit: WSB-TV

Credit: WSB-TV

The family asks that if people want to make a donation to choose the charity of their choice in honor of Tripp. The family also said well-wishers can send cards to the P.O. box.

Related: Tripp Halstead dies at 7

RelatedTripp Halstead inspired many during his young life

The funeral was held Sunday for the 7-year-old Jefferson boy, who nearly died in a tragic accident more than five years ago, when a tree limb fell on him while outside his daycare facility.

His brief life and how him family dealt with the tragedy was an inspiration to many. Stacy Halstead continued to keep people informed about his condition and life’s ups and downs on Facebook.

On Monday, she thanked people for their support and posted a video of his father, Bill, speaking at the funeral.

The funeral, she wrote, “ was absolutely beautiful and perfect. Thank you to all those that worked so hard to make it so special. I am sharing with you the most personal aspect of the memorial service. I am so proud of Bill. He did amazing.”