Aimee Copeland

University of West Georgia psychology student Aimee Copeland was transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in early May of 2012 because of a devastating infection called necrotizing fasciitis, which forced surgeons to remove her left leg, right foot and both hands. Her fight to survive and recover from the infection attracted nationwide attention.

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Bionic hands for Aimee Copeland

One year after Aimee Copeland was treated for two months in Augusta for a devastating infection, she's about to finish a master's degree and be fitted for two bionic hands.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, May 12, 2013

Copeland continues to improve

Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old Georgia woman, attracted nationwide attention as she battled against the odds after contracting a deadling bacterial infection.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Dec. 21, 2012

Aimee Copeland talks to 'Katie'

NEW YORK — A Georgia woman who survived a rare fleshing-eating disease told Katie Couric on Tuesday that she doesn't take life for granted anymore.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Aimee Copeland improving in rehab

Less than a month after her release from an Augusta hospital, Aimee Copeland is making significant strides in her physical rehabilitation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, July 30, 2012

Run raises $17,000 for Copeland

The June 30 Run for Aimee 5K, which included a silent auction, raised $17,148 for Aimee Copeland, who suffered a devastating bacterial infection that resulted in a lengthy stay at Doctors Hospital.
Monday, July 16, 2012

Editorial: So much more

We doubt there's a limit to what this woman of incalculable strength and wisdom can accomplish.
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff | Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Aimee Copeland leaves hospital

Aimee Copeland left the Au­gusta hospital Monday morning where she had been treated since early May for a life-threatening disease.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, July 2, 2012

Run for Aimee raises money

The Run for Aimee on Saturday raised at least $10,000 for prosthetics for Aimee Copeland, a graduate student from Snellville, Ga., who contracted necrotizing fasciitis in May.
By Lisa Kaylor | Saturday, June 30, 2012

Copeland may leave hospital next week

Aimee Copeland will soon leave the hospital where doctors gave her little chance of surviving when she was admitted nearly two months ago, her father said Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Copeland fundraiser set for Saturday

Aimee Copeland is improving and a fundraiser in her honor has already raised more than $10,000.
Monday, June 25, 2012

Copeland refuses pain medicine

A woman fighting a flesh-destroying disease in an Augusta hospital is refusing to take pain medications during some procedures.
Friday, June 15, 2012

Copeland's condition improves

The condition of a Georgia woman battling a devastating infection at an Augusta burn center has been upgraded, the hospital announced Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Father says Copeland suffering 'phantom pain' of missing limbs

Although her condition has improved significantly, Aimee Copeland struggled mightily this past week, her father Andy wrote.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Editorial: Two brave fighters

In overcoming what they can, they have the capacity to lift up countless others through example.
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff | Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Man with flesh-decaying infection released from hospital

Bobby Vaughn, 33, was discharged from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctor's Hospital after being treated for a flesh-decaying infection, a spokeswoman confirmed.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Blood drives for Copeland

The alumni groups of two major universities are teaming up in an effort to get graduates and fans of the schools to give blood for a young Georgia woman in an Augusta hospital.
By Jeff Martin | Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Aimee Copeland speaks

The 24-year-old Georgia graduate student fighting a well-publicized infection at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center spoke Sunday for the first time since being admitted to the Augusta facility nearly ...
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Survivor has message of hope

Jeannie Jackson thought it was a "hair bump" on her right thigh that grew quickly more red and swelled to the size of a grapefruit. It was actually necrotizing fasciitis.
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flesh-decaying bacteria at normal levels in river, lab test finds

The bacteria that causes the flesh-decaying infection that attacked Aimee Copeland is present in normal levels in the Little Tallapoosa River, according to a laboratory hired to test the water.
Friday, May 25, 2012

Infection not flesh-eating, experts say

Dr. Jack Austin is pretty clear about all of the interest in so-called flesh-eating bacteria sparked by the highly publicized case of a Georgia woman fighting a devastating infection.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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