Andy Copeland blogs: 'Aimee has finally spoken her first words'

Aimee Copeland
Aimee Copeland is battling a flesh-eating disease in a local hospital. (WRDW-TV / May 9, 2012)
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Aimee Copeland has spoken her first words since being admitted to the hospital at the beginning of May.

Her father, Andy Copeland, wrote this on Aimee's blog:
"Today…May 27……is AIMEE DAY!!!

Sunday, Aimee has finally spoken her first words. I will follow with details tonight."

Aimee, a 24-year-old graduate student, acquired necrotizing faciitis after falling from a zipline and cutting her leg on May 1.

The family had been looking forward to "Aime Day," a nickname for the day when she'd be able to breathe on her own.

Her family is really trying to keep the positive energy up and says Aimee is still not aware of the national attention she is getting.

She is aware of the blood drives, her father's big push since the beginning of this whole ordeal. They said Aimee was amazed by the amount of blood donations they have already received.

To keep up with Aimee's progress, you can follow her blog here.