Father of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Posts Update
Andy Copeland wrote that his daughter, Aimee, is embracing her new life as both a challenge and an opportunity.
The latest blog post from the father of a flesh-eating bacteria victim is positive and hopeful.
Andy Copeland of Spartanburg wrote on Monday that his daughter, Aimee, is improving and not just in the physical sense.
On Monday, Copeland wrote that Aimee is embracing life both as a challenge and an opportunity, just 49 days after an accident that changed her life.
On May 1, Aimee was injured in a homemade zip-line accident, when she fell into a creek and cut her leg severely. In the process, she picked up a typically fatal bacterium from the water that eats away the skin. The infection caused a condition called "necrotizing fasciitis," more widely known as "flesh-eating disease."
While Aimee remains in serious condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., the 24-year-old is adjusting to her new life. Her parents were able to take her outside of the hospital on Sunday and spend some time visiting in the outdoors.
Copeland wrote in his blog about his conversation with Aimee and about all that she has been through. Her response amazed her dad.
This is what how Aimee described the experience to her father:
"'I mean that I am blessed to have the opportunity to experience something that not many other people have the chance to experience. I am blessed to be able to have a challenge that not many others get to have. I am blessed to have the capacity to share my experience with others and have a chance to improve the quality of someone else’s life. I’m blessed to be different.'