Halfway there, knowing we were too far for her to turn back, I told her that I actually had never met him. :) She looked confused. I smiled with confidence and she decided visiting Tripp was still a good idea. As I shared my story with Bill and Stacy (Tripp's parents), Ellen became "overwhelmed with hope" and passed out. She hit the floor hard and looked up at as laughing with a bloody lip. The room was filled with laughter for 10 minutes, Bill and Stacy said it was a much needed laugh. After we left, 11 Alive News payed Tripp a visit, Tripp Gets a Special Visitor.
So that's how we first met and we've been friends ever since.
This picture represents everything beautiful to me. Tripp Halstead has over 800,000 people following his story on Facebook. It is so cool that I get to be a part of his beautiful story. The world is watching and he's going to exceed all expectations. On June 29, 2006 my life changed forever, and when I look at this picture I am SO glad it did.