Georgia Woman With Flesh-Eating Disease Sits Up for First Time
Doctors are stunned after 24-year-old Georgia woman Aimee Copeland, who has been hospitalized for weeks with a flesh-eating bacteria, is making remarkable strides by sitting up for the first time.
Copeland is battling the disease after cutting her leg when she fell from a homemade zip line over a west Georgia river earlier in May. As a result of the cut, her leg was amputated. She later lost her other foot, and both hands.
Julie Banderas reports that while nurses thought she would only be able
to sit up for an hour, Copeland surprised everyone by sitting for over five hours.
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