Aimee Copeland gets free wing to home

ATLANTA — A Michigan-based builder will construct a wing onto the home of Aimee Copeland, the Georgia woman recently treated in Augusta’s Joseph M. Still Burn Center.

 

Executives with Pulte Homes of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., say its workers and partners are volunteering to construct the two-story 1,956-square-feet addition to Copeland’s Snellville, Ga., home at no charge to the family. Company officials say the addition, expected to be completed within 40 days, will include a new bedroom, a fitness room for rehabilitation and a study area.

 

The 24-year-old suffered a deep cut May 1 when she fell from a broken zip-line over a west Georgia river. She then contracted a rare infection called necrotizing fasciitis.

 

Doctors amputated her leg, foot and both hands. She’s now recovering at a Georgia rehabilitation center.

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