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Aimee Copeland, Victim Of The Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Released From Hospital

Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old victim of the flesh-eating bacteria was released from the hospital on Monday afternoon. According to Reuters, her rehabilitation is not over yet because the girl has to gain her independence by learning how to use the wheelchair.

After struggling for her life in the past months, Aimee Copeland was finally able to leave the hospital and head to a rehabilitation facility. The 24-year-old college student, who contracted necrotizing fasciitis following a homemade zip line injury, will stay at the rehabilitation center for the next weeks. She will, thus, learn how to navigate in a wheelchair and to use special tools to gain her independence.

Although doctors were not confident about Aimee Copeland’s health condition, the college student is very optimistic. She is determined to follow doctors’ advice because she wants to lead a normal life as soon as possible. At the end of the rehabilitation period, Aimee will be able to feed and wash herself, as well as to move freely around the house without the help of another person.

There is another objective that Copeland has to have in mind in the following period. The victim of the flesh-eating bacteria will undergo various other procedures meant to prepare her for the prosthetics. According to the medical staff working at the rehabilitation facility, Aimee’s skin will have recovered sufficiently in the following weeks for doctors to replace her missing body parts with prosthetic limbs.

Her father, Andy Copeland, told reporters that he was amazed to see how powerful his daughter was. The fact that she is determined to graduate from the University of West Georgia, in spite of her personal problems, makes Andy feel very proud about his daughter. He told reporters at Good Morning America that these challenges help Aimee learn more about her inner strength and set an example for other people who may be in the same situation.

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  1. Flesh eating disease

    When I was in Africa I ran into a girl who had a Flesh eating disease all over her right arm, the top of her chest, and half way down her back. I asked the villagers through an interpreter if she had seen a Doctor, and they said yes, she had gone to several Doctors but there was no cure for the disease. I asked what would happen to her? And they said that the disease would soon spread down her chest and eat through her stomach, and her guts would burst open and she would die. I said “O my God we need to try to do something to help her!”

    I had brought some medicine with me from the U.S. in case I got sick in the middle of nowhere. So I gave her some “Bactrin” which is an anti-biotic similar to Penicillin, and a bar of Ivory Soap. I told her that the Bactrin would help fight the disease on the inside, while the Soap would fight the disease on the outside.

    I explained to her that there were little tinny bugs inside the scabby disease that were eating through her skin, and that she needed to soak off in water as much of the scabby disease as possible. And then put a little bit of water on top of the bar of Ivory Soap and rub it to make a paste, and dab the paste on the raw open wounds. I told her that it would burn like hill for a minute or so, but then it would start to feel much better. I told her to leave the soap on the wounds all the time to keep them from getting infected, and to wash it off and apply new soap twice a day.

    I had to leave to work on a dam project, but 8 weeks later I returned to her village and it had killed the disease. You could see the new skin on her back and there was no ugly scaring or discoloration of skin.

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