Aimee Copeland appears on talk show to discuss battle with flesh-eating disease
Aimee Copeland aims for independence in rehab from flesh-eating bacteria
Aimee Copeland heads home after four-month recovery from flesh-eating bacteria
Pictures: Ga. student's amazing recovery from flesh-eating infection
The 24-year-old University of West Georgia graduate student walked onto stage Tuesday on Couric's new show, "Katie," using a new walker. Copeland was joined in New York by her parents and sister.
After Couric interviewed the family, she announced that an Atlanta-area Chevrolet dealer was in the studio to give Copeland a new minivan that will be retrofitted so she can drive it.
Copeland got a rare form of the flesh-eating infection necrotizing fasciitis in May after falling from a zip line and gashing her leg over a Georgia river. Doctors had to amputate both hands, her left leg and right foot in a publicized struggle with the disease that her father Andy updated the public on through his blog.
Ga. student's amazing recovery from flesh-eating infection
A homebuilder, Pulte Homes, added an almost 2,000-square-foot living space for Copeland onto her parents' home that was paid for entirely by donations. The new wing included a bedroom and bathroom with wheelchair-accessible features, a fitness room and an elevator between the addition's two floors.
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