Victim of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Gets Help with Home Improvements

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

July 16, 2012

A young Atlanta-area woman who lost parts of four limbs to a flesh-eating bacteria is preparing to go home in a few weeks.

Today, 24-year-old Aimee Copeland met with an interior designer who is working on a nearly two-thousand square foot addition to Copeland's family home in Snellville.

The new living space is expected to include several features, including access ramps, an elevator to the home's second floor and an exercise room Aimee can use for rehabilitation. Pulte Homes is donating the construction addition.

Copeland is currently in rehab and is expected to return home next month. Her ordeal started in May, when she cut her leg falling off a homemade zip line into a river. Doctors believe she contracted the flesh-eating bacteria at that time.

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