Aimee Copeland Leaves Hospital
A Snellville woman fighting a flesh-eating bacteria has finally left an Augusta hospital.
After two months of intensive treatment, Snellville woman Aimee Copeland left an Augusta hospital Monday bound for an inpatient recovery center where she will receive extensive care to regain mobility, according to news reports.
Physicians at Doctors Hospital amputated the young woman's left leg, right foot and both hands as a result of a rare, flesh-eating bateria that Copeland contracted following a zip-line accident.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Andy Copeland, Aimee's father, said his daughter is determined to push forward.
"She hated to see a lot of people she loves, to say goodbye," Copeland was quoted as saying. "The sweet is that she is moving on to the next phase."
Since her accident in May, Aimee Copeland has recieved an outpouring of support from the Snellville community, the nation and the world. People as far as Australia were captured by her tale of perseverance, and locals banded together for fundraisers, dance-a-thons and blood drives.
Snellville city leaders even passed a resolution declaring the weekend of June 15 to be "Aimee's Weekend."
Intially, doctors were uncertain that Copeland would survive her grave injuries, but just last week her condition was upgraded from serious to good.
Now, the South Gwinnett graduate is focused on her continued recovery and finishing her studies at the University of West Georgia.
Andy Copeland continues to blog about his daughter's progress on a special website. For health updates, pictures and blood drives and more, click here.
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