Flesh-Eating Victim Condition Upgraded To 'Good'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, June 25, 2012

A Georgia woman battling a flesh-destroying disease has reached another milestone, as doctors have again upgraded her health condition.

Hospital officials in Augusta said Monday that Aimee Copeland's condition has been upgraded from serious to good.

Her father, Andy Copeland, says 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 says 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.


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