Student continues to battle flesh-eating disease

Aimee Copeland, 24, of Snellville

Against astounding odds, a Snellville woman is still fending off a deadly flesh-decaying bacteria that invaded her body after a zip line accident last week.

On Tuesday, doctors gave Aimee Copeland's chance of survival as 'slim to none,' after her leg was amputated up to the thigh and she suffered numerous setbacks as doctors tried to stay ahead of the aggressive bacteria, according to her father Andy Copeland.

Copeland said Aimee made meaningful progress Tuesday night, and has moved her arms, head and is beginning to breathe more on her own. Still, the doctors have stopped short of saying the worst is over.

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