July 2nd, 2012
02:05 AM ET

Georgia woman with flesh-eating infection to leave hospital

Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia woman who has waged a two-month battle against a flesh-eating bacteria, is expected to be released from the hospital Monday.

"She's real excited," her father, Andy, said last week on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."

"She's been seeing those four walls inside that hospital for a long time."

Copeland will enter a rehab facility for an undetermined amount of time before returning home after surgeons amputated most of her hands, part of her abdomen, one of her legs and her remaining foot in an effort to stay ahead of the infection. She has also had multiple skin grafts.


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  1. banasy©

    Against the oddsn this young lady made it...
    Goof luck, Aimee, and welcome home!!

    July 2, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |

    So now what?
    The truth is that this young lady now faces a life time of physical and mental challenges that the restraints of her illness has placed upon her.
    No matter the public support, the media publicity, of which is but mere curiosity posing as caring, and whose fickle intetest soon seeks more exciting and curious events to focus upon. het fate now lies soley in her self preservation.
    May she find what makes life enjoyable no matter the afflictions and adversity it throws at her.
    The human spirit is a marvelous thing, can'purchase it because you either hac
    ve it or do not.

    July 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sistersolja

    praise god! Good luck Aimee – you are an inspiration to us all!

    July 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. icon package

    It agree, very good piece

    October 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |