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Nurse who helped Tripp Halstead talks about rescue

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Lori Wall, who works next door to the day care, shows us the backyard of the day care where a tree fell on 2-year-old Tripp Halstead. Lori Wall, who works next door to the day care, shows us the backyard of the day care where a tree fell on 2-year-old Tripp Halstead.
WINDER, Ga. -

Tripp Halstead has been gaining hundreds of friends since last Monday, but it was the friends looking down upon him that day when a tree branch fell on the 2-year-old that helped put him on a the road to recovery.

Lori Wall was working on the second floor office at Constance Manor on October 29 when she heard the sound of a crumbling tree followed by a woman screaming from the Winder Day Care Center next door. From her window, she could see the little boy unconscious on the playground under a portion of the 12-foot long tree branch. She yelled for her boss, Lee Perkins, a registered nurse. Springing to action, Lee ran down to the boy and started CPR.

Lori called 911 while Lee's husband, who works nearby, worked to remove the branch.

The nurse turned event planner admits she is stunned that the little boy is making so much progress from his critical condition from that day.

Since FOX 5 News first aired this story, thousands have come together to try to support Tripp Halstead and his family. Thursday, hundreds turned out to a fundraiser in Winder. Several other fundraisers are planning in the coming weeks.

To see a list of other fundraisers click here.

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

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