DEVELOPING | #AUGUSTA #GA | AIMEE COPELAND LAUGHING; SMILEING FROM HOSPITAL BED



(PHOTO: WXIA )

(CHANNEL 1 ATLANTA) AUGUSTA GA
[UPDATED: TUESDAY MAY 15TH 2012 @ 10:04 PM ET]

Aimee Copeland; the 24-year-old University of West Georgia grad student that contracted a flesh eating bacteria called Necrotizing fasciitis is doing well at this hour according to her family at a local hospitol.

“We saw Aimee laugh and smile,” her father Andy Copeland blogged Monday night. “She told us some things she wanted, we played games with her and she was very stimulated. It was an amazing time.”

“The nurses were even laughing and saying it sounded like a game show in Aimee’s room,” he added. “Today was a really huge day.”

Aimee fell from a homemade zipline over the Lower Tallapoosa River near Carrollton, GA. on May 1 2012.

Necrotizing fasciitis has since claimed one leg and threatened her hands. Doctors treating her at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton now believe her palms might be saved.

You can help Aimee! Tuesday, the University of West Georgia held a blood drive. The South Gwinnett Rotary Club will hold another blood drive Monday, May 21st 2012, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Snellville.

For more on the detailed progress everyday of Aimee read her father’s blog.

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