SNELLVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia woman who survived a rare fleshing-eating infection plans to meet with the public in her hometown outside Atlanta.
Aimee Copeland is expected to meet with people tonight in Snellville.
The Gwinnett Daily Post reports Copeland will speak to people around 6:15 before having a meet-and-greet until 8 p.m., or as long as her health allows.
Copeland, a 24-year-old University of West Georgia graduate student, contracted a rare infection called necrotizing fasciitis in May after falling from a zip line and gashing her leg. The disease forced doctors at Augusta’s Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital to amputate both of her hands, her left leg and her right foot.
Her father, Andy Copeland, announced on his blog this week that he plans to write a book about his daughter’s ordeal.