Copeland working hard in rehab as crews work hard on her home

by: Manuel Bojorquez Updated:

Aimee Copeland underwent multiple amputations as a result of a flesh-eating bacteria she contracted after cutting her leg after falling from a homemade zipline on May 1.

SNELLVILLE, Ga. - As crews work to quickly build a new addition to Aimee Copeland's home, her father writes that she is hard at work, too.

"Aimee's knocking it out in rehab," wrote Andy Copeland in his latest blog update. "It's like she was training for the Olympics. She goes through several half hours a day of this kind of workout."

And he said her positive attitude continues to shine.

"She never slowed her pace, she never complained and she even laughed with us as she went through her paces," he said.

Andy Copeland's update also served to say "thank you" for a new development that happened this week.

Pulte Homes is donating the construction of a 1,970-square-foot addition the family's Snellville home that will be built to suit Aimee's needs and help her continue her recovery.

It will be two stories, and include a fitness room, residential elevator and other features.

Crews were already hard at work Wednesday, getting ready to pour the concrete for the foundation.

Pulte Homes wants to complete the project within 40 days, just in time for what Andy Copeland calls Aimee's "graduation" from rehab.

"It's important to us that once Aimee completes her treatment she can come home to have a comfortable place to continue her recovery here," said Ryan Lewis, vice president of construction for Pulte Homes.

Aimee Copeland underwent multiple amputations as a result of a flesh-eating bacteria she contracted after cutting her leg after falling from a homemade zipline on May 1.

Since then, she's defied the odds and continues to improve.
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