ATLANTA - A Georgia woman battling a flesh-destroying disease has reached another milestone, as doctors have again upgraded her health condition.
Her father, Andy Copeland, said in a blog post that she was able to leave her hospital room and get outdoors for the first time during her stay at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Andy Copeland said he pushed his daughter, in a wheelchair, around the outside of the hospital over the weekend.
The 24-year-old woman developed necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a fall May 1 from a homemade zip line over a west Georgia river. Her left leg, other foot and both hands have been amputated.