Student continues to battle flesh-eating disease

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:05 PM
Last updated Monday, June 25, 2012 6:26 PM
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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.

Aimee Copeland, 24, of Snellville  Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Aimee Copeland, 24, of Snellville

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.

Read the full story: http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/gwinnett-woman-fights-for-1433852.html

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avidreader 05/09/12 - 05:38 am
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Thinking of Aimee

To Aimee and her family -- God bless you all. I'll be thinking of you and crossing my fingers for a recovery.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/09/12 - 09:45 am
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How sad for her and the

How sad for her and the family.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 05/09/12 - 10:20 am
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Wow, that is some very sad

Wow, that is some very sad news! I hate it for her, her family, her friends, and her community. May God bless them all.

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FriedFacts 05/09/12 - 05:00 pm
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Let her know that thousands
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Let her know that thousands of people are pulling for her. Everyone reading this pray for her.

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