July 11th, 2012
03:22 AM ET

Family readies home for August return of Aimee Copeland

When Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old Georgia woman who lost parts of four limbs to a flesh-eating bacteria, returns home from rehab next month, she'll find it much different and much bigger than when she left in May.

A nearly 2,000 square foot addition will nearly double the size of the Copeland family home in Snellville, Georgia, east of Atlanta, and be equipped for her special needs.

The renovation plans include access ramps, an elevator to the home's second floor, an exercise room Aimee will use to continue her recovery, guide rails in the bathroom, and a separate wash sink Aimee can use to clean her prosthetics.

The family calls it "Aimee's Wing."


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Rascal Rabble

    how many times can you beat a dead horse...

    July 11, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |

      I've been beating mine for about a year now: it smells something aweful and its starting to get all mushy. 😛

      July 11, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Merrillee

      What a horrible, miserable thing to say! Not a happy person, are you?

      July 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lady Vee

    Many well wishes and prayers for AImee. Her recovery will be very trying but with the love and support she appears to be surrounded with, she will overcome most obstacles.

    July 11, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    Oopps. I think I pooped my Depends. I need to find a big cork for my massive poop shoot.

    July 11, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      lol...poopin', smile, my favorite past time...and my favorite place t'poop is not in depends but on cnn...so put a cork in it and moveoverrrrrr...!

      July 11, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    My continued prayers for her recovery.
    She is one stalwart young lady.

    July 11, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. 1234

    Now This i care about i hope she djusts well and continues her fight the best to her

    July 12, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ancient Texan

    One can only admire her fight and spirit. Our prayers are with her.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |