Aimee Copeland meets public tonight

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 9:17 AM
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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.

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soapy_725 09/14/12 - 09:35 am
Praise be to God, and the hands of the human

healers. Aimee continue to lift up Jesus. You have been given a precious gift. From pupa to butterfly. Your pulpit awaits. Only eternity will know your influence for good.

Just as Dave Dravechy the baseball player who lost his pitching arm to cancer. He declared in his testimony of faith. "It was never about all of the little league, college and pro baseball. It was not about me or baseball. It was about this day and my opportunity to lift up the name of my Savior Jesus Christ on a stage that was prepared for me. It Bernhard Langer on Easter Sunday winning the Master's. "First of all I want to thanks my Risen Lord and Savior for this opportunity".

David Parker
David Parker 09/14/12 - 02:04 pm
Just feels like she's headed

Just feels like she's headed in a great direction after such trauma. I have renewed faith in the human spirit.

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