Capital City EMS medic with Aimee Copeland. (Picture from Capital City EMS)
Monday, July 9, 2012
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Officials in the hometown of a Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating disease plan to donate thousands of dollars toward her recovery.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/LXltUz) that Snellville officials on Monday will present the family of 24-year-old Aimee Copeland with a check for $16,500.
The money was raised during a community fund-raising event last month in the Atlanta suburb.
On July 2, Copeland was released from Doctors Hospital in Augusta and moved to an inpatient rehabilitation clinic. Officials say she will spend the next several weeks learning to move herself with the aid of a wheelchair after having her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated.
Copeland contracted the rare infection after she suffered a deep cut falling from a broken zip-line May 1.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)
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