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Facebook access restored for Tripp Halstead's family

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Tripp Halstead's family is once again able to use Facebook to communicate with the 2-year-old's supporters.  FOX 5 contacted Facebook on behalf of the Halstead family after their access was restricted, and it has since been restored.

A Facebook spokesperson told FOX 5 Friday afternoon that the problem was quickly remedied once it was brought to their attention, and apologized for the inconvenience. 

Tripp Halstead's mother, Stacy, tells FOX 5 Facebook restricted her access to her son's page after someone apparently reported the page as offensive.  Stacy told FOX 5's Chris Shaw that Facebook restricted her access for 24 hours, but she was able to post on Friday afternoon after FOX 5 reached out to the company.

Support for 2-year-old Tripp on Facebook has been tremendous since he was injured in October.  He was critically hurt when a tree limb fell on him outside his Winder day care center.

Earlier Friday, Stacy Halstead told FOX 5 she was very upset about the situation because she counts on support from their Facebook community to get through the day.  The Tripp Halstead Updates page has more than 340,000 likes.  Since the accident, his parents have used the page to tell Tripp's supporters what they're going through and provide constant updates on his condition.

Stacy also said Tripp had a rough night on Thursday, and he had a CT scan on Friday. According to a text she sent Shaw just before noon, "His shunt isn't working properly so they took excess fluid off his brain a few minutes ago and going to watch and see if the storming stops. Might mean another surgery!!!"


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