Photos of Aimee’s Departure from the Hospital

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in ANDY'S BLOG WITH UPDATES | 88 comments

Mom applies make up for her departure:


Leaving the hospital:



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  1. 7-7-2012

    Amy, you are an amazing woman who embodies the truth that God’s grace is sufficient for the circumstances He has knowingly and still lovingly allowed in your life. You have incredible parents who are obviously trusting the Lord too in spite of watching their precious child endure unimaginable pain. The joy of our Lord will continue to strengthen you all as you continue to trust Him and uphold each other. Thank you for allowing us to “see” how well you are doing. Your smile is such a blessing! It is going to be so exciting to watch you embrace God’s special plan for your amazing life. Love and prayers…..

    • 7-8-2012

      You Have The Most Beutiful Smile I Have Ever Seen!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I Am Praying For You!!!!! God Bless You All!!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. 7-7-2012

    Rock on, beautiful girl! Love that huge smile on your face. I hope you are comfortable in your new digs.

    I’ve hesitated so many times to comment here. I don’t have any brilliant advice; no sage wisdom to offer. I’ve never been through anything like what you’re going through, so I can’t give you tips or tell you I know what it’s like. I refuse to say something like, “I’m so sorry for you!” because I find pity infuriating… So I guess I just wanted to tell you that I think of you often. I’ve never met you, wouldn’t know you if I saw you in the grocery store (which would be highly unlikely anyway, given that I’m in WV)… But I think of you almost every day. I just wanted you to know that. Take care of you, Aimee. Can’t wait to read about the next chapter of your journey.

    • 7-8-2012

      amwn to that i wish i could set down and tell u that what u change my thinking of life. god bless.he is great love u amiee

    • 9-13-2012

      Beauitfully said…

  3. 7-8-2012

    I believe that God has blessed our world by allowing Amiee in it(at least in my life that’s for sure). I know I’ve never met you in person but you truly made an impact in my life. It feels like every time i want to complain about something,you give me the courage to believe that everything is going to be okay. Also everywhere i go i mention how strong you are (without even knowing you). I feel like your father Andy has introduced me to a beautiful person. THANK YOU ANDY!!!

    I don’t see what has happened to you as a negative impact, I consider this a world record because not even the strongest and most talented person can pull something like this. From day one, you had such a positive attitude and i want to be as strong and willing as you are.I think what i am trying to say is…. that I really look up to you as a woman Amiee.

    I don’t know what you are feeling but, i do know that you are human; with that being said… i know what you’ve done and what you will do, not everyone is capable of. I know you don’t know me but word of honesty from a stranger name Trish…..I believe in you.

    By the way, you have an amazing family !!!xo

  4. 7-8-2012

    My heart is happy because of your recovery, my heart is happy because of your faith, your mutual love.You have a great gift from God ,rise from weakness and share the pain and hope with people.To the story we are living with you, is lesson about the realities that are truly important in human life: faith, prayer, love, family,.God bless you. Sorry on my grammar.

  5. 7-8-2012

    Aimee, You can add me to the list of people you have inspired and had such a positive impact on. I’m so happy that you have moved out of the hospital and can move forward with rehab. I’ve followed your situation from the very beginning and as I’ve mentioned before, I feel such a strong spiritual connection to you as I was struck by a serious tissue infection only weeks before yours. It is only because of my wife’s urging that I recieved medical attention in time to avoid losing my arm or more. I have prayed and thought about you every day and I want you to know how impressed I am by your determination and your strong faith and perspective of seeing the blessing in all of this. I’m amazed, but I also “get it” because I see life in much the same way. The combination of my own experience coupled with the inspiration from you has given me a new mission in life to enrich the lives of amputees through outdoor experiences utilizing horseback riding. God has already opened doors to this opportunity. Just this week a friend introduced me to a young lady who is a graduate student and intern in the field of prosthetics and physical therapy who will be helping me with the technical elements of utilizing prosthetics in horseback riding and even the possibilities of providing instruction to interested persons in my specialty of trick riding. She shared a wealth of information already and is referring a potential rider from her clinic for me to work with. I’m am so thrilled and hope this endeavor can enrich many lives.
    Aimee, you inspire me and I know you will meet the challenges of rehabilition with great spirit and determination. I will continue to pray for your success and I know that you will inspire many, many people.

  6. 7-8-2012

    So very excited about your recent milestones in rehab, Aimee. Your dad has described you as strong and independent, so I can only imagine how total reliance on others for the past two months has challenged you personally! I take for granted brushing my teeth or walking out the door, and I only have a glimmer of how much physical and emotional effort each of those tasks will take for you to accomplish — but I know you will do it. Though we don’t know each other, I think of you often and pray that God’s love and mercy will continue to flow into your life and the people who are touched by your story. Warmest of hugs from afar… Keep rockin’ it!

  7. 7-8-2012


    I love hearing updates on you because you are truly an example of Gods amazing work. Keep on fighting and being strong! One thing I know Is that God spent extra time on you.. 🙂

  8. 7-8-2012

    Hi Aimee

    I´m totally glad to read, that you survived that horrible chapter in your life.
    So i´m living here in Austria / Lake Constanz and heard about you accident somewhere in the internet.
    As followed you story my heart sank on every new information.
    I was so sad, that such a likable and beautiful girl was faced with that ugly virus.

    I was really dejected to read all the infos from Andys blog. So sad.
    But now im relly happy that you will survive that and you can look forward in you life.
    Tanks god for his decision and thanks to you you family for their support and their love..

    I wish you the best Aimee.. Take care and don’t be down in the mouth!

    Lovely greetings

  9. 7-8-2012

    A beautifull and powerfull woman an example for all of us that for minimal things go down in caracter I know your going to be ok and the prostetic will come the money will apear with God and people help and prays Im glad I feel proud of the woman you are from Puerto Rico kiss and hugs for you and youre beautifull parents God dosent give us things we cant handel with him all the things are posible the posible things and thouse that dosent look posible with faith in front of us allways

  10. 7-8-2012

    I DONATE TODAY what I could. You dont have to be rich people you can either be here and read about Aimee condition or you can make a difference like you maybe read the prostetic cost a lot of money donate what you can God will see. I dont know Aimee but her will of strongness is what cout

  11. 7-8-2012

    You look so beautiful Aimee and you are so blessed with the most amazing parents and sister…something I wish everyone in the World could be blessed with. I know it may sound cliche, but you really have inspired so many people. For me personally you have reminded me that we only have one life to live so we must always make the most out of what God has given us under any circumstance, and to always remember to be a Good and Faithful Servant to Him. Thank you and God Bless!!!!

  12. 7-8-2012

    WOW!!!! At a loss for words for what to say about your long difficult journey but WHAT A SMILE YOU HAVE!!! A true inspiration !!!!!!!!!

  13. 7-8-2012

    Aimee, you and your family are both awesome and inspirational! I have followed your progress while praying constantly and I think you know your parents are TERRIFIC! (we are parents of two young women, so we know great folks when we see them!)
    I know that you are destined to do wonderful things and I hope you can begin work on your masters degree soon.
    in the words of another friend’s Dad, “You Are Sumthin!”

    Larry & Joan Egerton
    Wilmington NC

  14. 7-9-2012

    ? knew it!! you will be much much better sweet girl. you are such a beautiful girl! god bless you and your family

  15. 7-9-2012

    Aimee, you are strong. You are beautiful. You are inspiring. You are a ttrue blessing. Yi am so happy and thankful that your progress has been so great. You’re going to make such a huge change in our world. You may feel down at times but always remember, you give so many others so much hope. Stay driven, stay dedicated, stay strong and how much of a difference you’ve made in so many people’s lives. You’re truly one of God’s beautiful angels. May he continue to bless you. Your recovery is just beginning and your life is going to be so full and blessesd. With so much love and so many prayers <3

  16. 7-9-2012

    Blessings to you, Amy, and your family also, as you continue on the awesome path God is placing before you.
    Love and prayers

  17. 7-9-2012

    Don’t know what to say… I have been following your story from day one and impatiently waited for your father’s postings about your condition. Now you are leaving the hospital… That’s beyond all words and wishes.

    You are an amazing young woman and God’s goodness is great. You and your wonderful family deserve all the best.

    Greetings from Finland and may all my prayers be added to those hundreds and thousands of prayers that have been sent as a mother to a child.

  18. 7-9-2012

    please keep the good fight

    you’re unique, you have been chosen

    I love looking at your smile it almost makes me cry to see the beauty in your eyes while you smile.
    Thank you for the gift of hope and love.

  19. 7-9-2012

    Aimee, I just checked to see how you were doing, and I was pleased (but not surprised) to see how well you are. When I was about 12 years old, my mother handed me a book of the world’s greatest poetry, and suggested I read this one:


    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same:.
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
    And never breathe a word about your loss:
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much:
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    (by Rudyard Kipling)

    I’m 59 years old now, and when times are really tough I go back and read it. I always seem to find something in it that helps.

  20. 7-9-2012

    Rejoicing with you! What an exciting occasion!

  21. 7-10-2012

    Aimee, I have been following your progress & keeping you in my prayers since May. I am so very happy, to say the least, that you are able to go home. You, as so many others have said, are a very strong person. God bless & keep you in His care as you continue to heal & always be your guiding light. Debbie

  22. 7-10-2012

    Aimee, You are truly amazing! I really enjoy reading your updates, and continue to watch and marvel at your recovery. We can’t understand the mind of God, or what his will for our lives is during times of trial, but your strength and the fervor you have for life through it all has astounded me and made me raelize that just because life isn’t easy sometimes doesn’t mean we can’t take every moment as an opportunity to portray God’s love, and show our faith in Christ. God loves you more than you can ever imagine and I pray you never lose that amazing spirit he gave you. God bless you and your family.

  23. 7-10-2012


    i started following your story a few weeks ago and began reading your dad’s blog yesterday. i finished reading today and wanted to let you know what an inspiration you are. your story is truly amazing, and you are soo blessed to have come this far. and on top of all of that, you have one of the most beautiful and most inspiring smiles that i have ever seen; it truly gives me hope. i have nothing but faith in my heart that there are plenty more good times ahead of you; God truly has His hand on you, and i know that He will continue to bless you and your family. you are all in my thoughts and prayers every day, and i hope the best for all of you!!! “)

    love and best wishes,

  24. 7-10-2012

    Aimee you are such a great inspiration. I will continue to wish you and your family the best of luck on your recovery. I know you will do great!

  25. 7-10-2012

    I was scoping out Huffingtonpost’s Crime section one day…crime seems to appeal to me, when I noticed the article of your daughter, Aimee. Very weird that this type of story would fall under a crime section, but as I started reading, I began praying for her. About a week later, as I had been growing in the Lord, I awoke in the depths of my sleep praying in the Lord’s language. I knew it was for Aimee.

    I wasn’t going to post anything about what had happened. I’m still relatively new to following Christ on a daily basis…and everything that happened to me from January til May was very out of the norm [for me], this situation included. However, who am I to judge God’s will?

    Aimee, your story resonates with me and no matter where I am in my walk with God, it seems that on the days I feel I have nothing to give…I read your blog and become fulfilled with the joy of the Lord. What a blessing you are! What a blessing your family is!

    Your testimony brings me to tears and is a reminder of how glorious God is. Oooohh the workings God is doing through you and your family for His glory–sends shivers!

  26. 7-10-2012

    Hi Aimee!
    It made me very happy to hear that you are recovering so well.
    You are a shining example of just how impressive human spirit can be under extreme circumstances!

    My best wishes goes to your on-going recovery and your family!

    Peace and love, from Denmark!

  27. 7-10-2012

    Dearest Amy, I am so happy to read the latest news I therefore send you the VERY BEST wishes for the future. You are amazing, keep up the good spirit, and keep on fighting as you most have done these last months. This most have been a tremendous battle – you are just as beautiful now as before, but with more insight of what life can bring you. Make the most of it you really deserve it – on the darkest days remember you already won the battle 🙂

    Lots of warm thoughts to you and your family from

    Kathrine in Denmark

  28. 7-10-2012

    Aimee, you & your parents have been n my prayers daily since I heard of the bacterial infection. I read of similar infections N nursing school.I salute U for the fighting efforts U demonstrate.N the recovery process! My prayer is U keep fighting! Love & obey God,He is n control!

  29. 7-10-2012

    A big Hello to Aimee and her family. In french, Aimee means – Loved. This has such a huge meaning right now. I can see you’re receiving so much love all around the world. You can’t imagine how many people are praying for you. I’ve been praying for your healing. I was not expecting such a healing. When I prayed for you, I wanted you to be radically healed. But after reading your recent news, I realised God has healed you in quite a different way. I believe He has deeply touched your heart. I believe He has touched other people’s hearts through your testimony. Sometimes we except concret, complet healing but God can work differently. I praise God for your smile on the pictures, for your positive attitude and in the midst of it all you’re – Aimee, you’re – LOVED.
    Blessings from Paris, France. Delphine

  30. 7-10-2012

    Dear Aimee, I dont know what to say that you havent heard or read already, but you truly are an amazing person. I’m 29 years old, but i look up to you. Not many people could do what you’re doing with the courage and outlook you have and I really admire you for that. I am actually from Carrollton and I’ve been following your story from the beginning. I was so devestated when i heard that something like this had happened to you. I dont know you, but I literally felt horrible for weeks…You’re so beautiful and young! Seeing you now, smiling in these pictures… i cant tell you how happy it makes me to see you happy. Your happiness is something i’ve prayed for since the beginning. I wish you the best of luck in your future. I know you will change so many lives in your future as you’ve changed even mine.

  31. 7-10-2012

    True beauty inside and out. I pray for her continued recovery. 😀

  32. 7-10-2012

    Aimee, you are simply an amazing woman, full of grace! I too am at a loss of words for what you are going through, but I am so thankful for God’s love and grace surrounding you on this journey. I’m praying for you, and I know you are going to go on to do amazing things, and in the process help so many other people. Much love and blessings to you!

  33. 7-11-2012

    See the news, Welcome back home Aimee , be Blessings to you get better and better.

  34. 7-11-2012

    I haven’t been on your web site in a while but I wanted to be inspired to seeing your doing great. I wish you the best GOD bless you feel good, and keep up the good progress it makes everyone feel terrific about you and ourselves.

  35. 7-11-2012

    Awesome! Been looking for updates and following your progress. Glad to see you’re out of hospital..and smiling! You’re definitely a special person. I admire your toughness.

  36. 7-11-2012

    Just know how people are praying for you, Aimee. I have written about you on my blog and will continue to speak of you, if that is okay. I really like to write about positive people and that means YOU.
    Andy, thank you for taking the time to write this blog. God bless you and your family.

  37. 7-12-2012

    What amazingly precious and miraculous photos of Aimee who is such an incredible miracle!!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing her unbelievable journey. Her faith, determination and radiating inner and outer beauty have touched me deeply. God is faithful to the end and will always give us exactly what we need and will never give us more than we can handle. Blessings, prayers and continued healing to you all.

  38. 7-12-2012

    The good lord works in mysterious ways. You smile is beautiful and lights up my life. I am anxious everyday to read about your progress. May the lord bless you and keep you. Praise the lord for the miricle he has brought to us, you. Keep up the good work, you will make a difference in this world.

  39. 7-12-2012

    hi this story really brings tears to my eyes you are a great person i really look up to you will be praying for you lotsa love fauve and plz what ever happens dont give up we do need you

  40. 7-12-2012

    God bless you Aimee! Let’s all proclaim God’s glory through your amazing recovery. My family here in NZ will pray for you. Your story of faith is truly inspirational.. thank you for touching our lives.

  41. 7-12-2012

    Hey there.! You are a wonderful person with a wonderful beautiful smile . Do not let this predicament gets you down . God loves you! The very fact that you have come this far is a sign that He is always with you. Stay strong. This message comes to you all the way from Malaysia. Hugs and prayers.

  42. 7-13-2012

    How can anyone praise “God” after this? Do you really think “God” would fuck someone over like this?

  43. 7-14-2012

    Thank you for the pictures!!! It’s so wonderful to finally see her. She looks beautiful and such a big smile!

  44. 7-15-2012

    Aimee Good morning, my name is Denis I write here 28 years in Brazil. This morning I opened a magazine and came across your story and the facts that led to this, I confess that I was very sad for everything that happened to you, especially when it comes to a beautiful young woman and a bright future ahead. Fifteen years ago my father had a problem called “Erysipelas” and very nearly did not lose his arm. I remember that our family was very shaken by his suffering even more ’cause here in Brazil the health system is very precarious and inhuman. Finally I want to go on record here sinseros my good wishes and that you and your family together overcome all the difficulties surrounding their diagnosis and say I was very pleased to see your photos recovering and still maintain that their lush beauty. I’m here cheering for their improvement and leave a big hug from a friend who is far away. God bless you!
    Denis de Souza Lima

  45. 7-16-2012

    I am so proud that she is doing so much better…..For those that live in Carrollton, Ga and for those that are willing to travel….(Thursday July 19th) from 5 to 8 pm at Chick-fil-a we are hosting SPIRIT NIGHT FOR AIMEE….I am super excited and hope we have a great turnout. My daughter and step son and her friend are decorating tee shirts and a money jar today for this grand occassion. Please come out and join us it is so easy all you have to do is eat and turn in your slip….15% of the sales go to Aimee!!! Words can not express how much Aimee’s story has touched our lives….Although we have never met her we feel as though we know her. Please come out we all have to eat and she will be so excited you did!!!

  46. 7-16-2012

    Aimee is my hero. I say we make t shirt and see them for a fundraiser!

  47. 7-16-2012

    God bless you, Aimee. Miki

  48. 7-16-2012

    Amy, you’re beautiful inside and out !!! God bless u and I pray u will have a speedy recovery !

  49. 7-16-2012

    You’re truly beautiful inside and out. I wish you continued progress. You are an inspiration to us all and a shining light. Your incredible attitude and strength is going to help many many people. It won’t only help handicapped individuals. It will help people like myself, also, whom have depression and can be inspired by you to look for the positive in things and know there is a purpose for us all. Thank you for being you.

  50. 7-16-2012

    Aimee, I am a New Zealander living in Australia and heard about your accident when i was reading the news on the internet. I followed your story ever since. To think how young you are and what you have been through. Nothing can compared with my issues to yours! You have a loving father ( and family!!) and as a parent of 16 and 18 year old teens, it makes me sad to hear about anyone”s child getting hurt let alone having limbs amputated!! Stay strong and and remember this! You are still alive and there are alot of people praying and thinking about you in your hours of need. So don’t give up, keep fighting and be an inspiration to us all!
    I know you have changed my life!

    Kia Kahi (BE STRONG)

    From a dedicated Kiwi!

  51. 7-18-2012

    I just read about this very tragic situation. My heart goes out to Aimee for all she has endured. She is an inspiration to so many.
    The phantom pain that she is feeling – is that because of the pain pathways that have been established in the brain. I encourage you to try HBO treatments. It may help in this area of pain relief.
    My grandaughter had a terrible pain condition from age 7- 11 and is in remission. It was like phantom pain. She started HBO 2 x a week and has been pain free for over 2 1/2 years. contact me for info.

  52. 7-20-2012

    I want to send a special cyberhug to Aimee’s mom. I can not imagine the roller coaster this has been for you. May God continue to give you the strength you need each day. I truly admire you.

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  54. 7-24-2012

    Amy, You are an inspiration. I just heard of your story. It strikes me as unthinkable the things that I have no doubt stressed over while you were there battling for your life. Your story sure puts things into perspective. At the same time – my prayer for you is that you can keep hope and faith through this. I know your life has a purpose beyond yourself. Too, I hope that with modern medicine that perhaps you will even be able to have transplants some day. Either way, it is true what your dad said – you have a beautiful spirit and so much to offer the world that will flow out of who you are – the heart, mind and spirit of yourself. Know that many stand with you and are believing with you for your continued recovery and for an abundance of good things in your life and future. Much love, Kelly

  55. 7-26-2012

    Dear Mr Copeland,

    thank you so much for sharing the moving story of your wonderful daughter and for posting some pictures of Aimee leaving the now world-famous hospital. I am deeply convinced that she will play a great role in the American society -to say the least. And you all -as a family- you are since then inspiring me and all my friends and colleagues. Although we haven’t yet met personally, I can’t deny my strong feelings of the deepest sympathy for you.
    You are showing the best aspects of your great country -probably the only place on earth where all the different ethnic groups are gathering and living together believing in a far better future!

    Sincerely yours
    Atsushi Kono

  56. 7-29-2012

    Aimee you are the bravest person. I congratulate you on your grit. Don’t know if I could do what you are doing!

  57. 7-29-2012

    Aimee: I don’t know if you’ll ever get to the bottom of all of your messages to see this one… but I’ve thought of you a lot and was praying for you continuously during your first month and a half after your accident. I am also a kayaker and outdoor enthusiast. I have a son that is almost your age.

    You will continue to be in my prayers. I’m glad to see you are getting a wing on your home soon and pray for God to be continually with you. You will finish school, and have a job where you can bless others. I know it.

    🙂 Blessings on you!

    • 7-29-2012

      I assure you that I read all the responses, but I don’t have time to reply to all of them. In many responses, people ask for prayers and we pray for all of them. I wish I had time to reply to every post, but if I did I would never get anything else accomplished and I assure you, my honey-do list is long.

      In time, I know that Aimee will read all the responses. Unfortunately, she is unable to read them because this website is blocked as an “unknown site” at her rehab facility.

      God bless you and thank you for your prayers and concerns.


      • 11-5-2012

        Thank you for your updates. I left Amy a brief message but am going through a similar situation with my niece who has been in the hospital since 10/5 with bacterial infection/septic shock. She is doing better now except they still fear they will need to amputate below the right knee. It has been a month and I was wondering if you have any suggestions for support groups, etc.? Thank you and God bless your family.

  58. 7-30-2012

    Dear Amy, I am on facebook as A. M. Langan. My life for the past three years has been a living hell as my HOA sued me over a tree. As A believer I decided to speak the truth and hold my ground, many times during the past three years the fight has worn me so thin as I am 57 and defending us in court. You know where I am going dont cha? Well, shame on me for ever feeling sorry for myself, you are such an amazing young woman. You have been in my prayers since day one. Your story was so painful to hear about I knew I couldnt have made it through, I used to pray the Lord would peacefully take you, I guess He has other plans and you must too. Know that you are highly esteemed and God sees not as man sees. Your lovely smile and face remain the same, keep the face dear child keep the faith.

  59. 7-30-2012

    Hi Aimee,

    You are such an amazing person! Reading everything about what you have endured and your strength of character, heart, mind, and soul puts you in a very special category of human beings. You are the epitome of who I would want my grandchildren to emulate.

    I am going to copy and paste a short article I just read on the News website I frequent (where I initially read about you.)You would be the perfect person for this young woman to speak with when she comes out of her induced coma. I’m sure she will not be expecting the changes in her body. Someone like you Aimee, with your strength and endurance will be able to let her know that there is plenty of life out there and she can be a part of it, like you have Aimee. The article is copied below:

    A metro Atlanta woman who has battled and overcome cancer twice is back in the hospital battling a potentially life-threatening infection, MyFoxAtlanta reported.

    It was seven years ago this week that Hannah Rinehart, 32, was declared cancer free. Since then, her family has been watchful for sign for the slightest infection.

    Two bone marrow transplants left her immune system suppressed, meaning that normally harmless bacteria can turn into a deadly infection for her.

    This is what happened when she became infected with a bacteria commonly found in dog saliva. Her husband, Mark, believes she became infected from the couple’s puppy.

    Doctors at Northside Hospital had to put Hannah in a drug-induced coma about a month ago as a result of the infection. Now family members are preparing for her to awaken to a new world.

    During her slumber, Hannah developed circulatory issues which led to doctors having to amputate her hands and feet.

    Read more:

  60. 8-4-2012

    Quel courage wouah !!!!
    J’ai souvent pensé à vous depuis la France.
    Vous êtes une femme très très forte d’une volonté incroyable.
    Je vous souhaite de continuer votre combat, vous avez montré une détermination à toute épreuve face à cette tragédie.
    Vous avez un maginfique sourire (amazing smile.)You are a beautiful girl,very very brave . Highest Respect for you .

    Aimée vous nous avez montré que la vie est le plus beau et le plus merveilleux cadeau que l’on ait reçu.
    Vous avez une famille extraordinaire qui vous aime très fort.
    Que Dieu vous bénisse
    Alain de France

  61. 8-5-2012

    You amaze me! Your strength is wonderful.

  62. 8-5-2012


    Stay strong and maintain your unwavering spirit. You and your family have set an example of enduring faith and vigilant determination that is second to none. You may never know why this happened to you, but what you do know and should know is that you are a living miracle and subsequently a brilliant beacon of inspiration for millions of people, including myself. I can’t begin to explain to you how amazed I am to this day at your and your family’s steadfast positivity throughout your situation. If your smile is a reflection of your attitude, your spirit is truly stifling. I will leave you w/ a quote that you have no doubt heard before, if not a hundred times by now, but I thought it to be very suitable here:

    The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

    Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.

    The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

    And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.

    -Charles Swindoll

    Thank you for who you are. I wish you the best w/ your goal this December and I look forward to following your speedy recovery.


    Phillip Vinson

  63. 8-9-2012

    Your Story is amazing. I too survived the Flesh Eating Bacteria from the Strep A bacteria.
    I pray that your spirit stays strong and that when you have those days that you don’t understand why, just hold on to Jesus and draw strength from His Word. God doesn’t promise he will tell us “why” things happen the way they do, but he does tell us that he will never leave us nor forsake us. He promises to give you peace, strength, hope and grace.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am

  64. 8-13-2012

    grand bonjour de france . je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage a tous. amicalement christine

  65. 8-13-2012

    I had been trying to keep up to date with the daily news regarding your progress. I am happy that you are home and recuperating. I know faith in God is important in your family. Soon, the words of Isaiah 33:24 will prove true..”And no resident will say: “I am sick.’…”
    You are a strong young person Continue to have faith and build it up by Bible reading, family and friends who care for you and definitely love you very much. I am happy that you are progressing so well.

  66. 8-17-2012

    Congratulations on your recovery! You have been in so many thoughts/prayers.
    Your Mental/Emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, Pain with overwhelming
    Courage and enduring with Great Fortitude has been a “True Testimony.” Best wishes in
    all your endeavors and keep your Positive Mental Attitude.
    “Fortitude is the marshal of thought,
    the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.”
    Blessings Always, Janet-Buford, Ga.

  67. 8-19-2012


    You are beautiful, I have a 10yr old daughter and I thank
    God for her and the streangth you’ve show in your Faith is in her also, as God is no respector of Persons and He gives us all the Streangth we need to walk out our Purpose here on Earth. Thank you for sharing your Testimony with all of us, God Bless You and Your Family!

  68. 8-23-2012

    OH HAPPY DAYS!!! So many like myself have prayed for you and followed along with your recovery. You had a miracle and friends like me who you will never meet are so grateful to God. I too have spent many months in hospital/rehab and I know how great it is to finally go home. How great that Pulte Homes and generous donors made your home accessible for you. Have a beautiful life Aimee.

  69. 9-5-2012

    Omg. Amee, I read your bio and I will do all I can to help save your life. I am donating blood and my mom is taking it because she is a nurse and I know she will do all she can cause she knows how much I want to help people. I go to mill creek high school in Dacula Georgia. We heard a lot of stories about you. All I want to say is that I will do everything I can to help you. EVERYTHING THAT IS POSSIBLE. If you don’t mind, I could love to meet you in person because reading things off a computer screen is not the same as telling it in person. It means more and has more feeling to benefit both of the people. I hope you get better and I hope you have time to read this and consider talking face to face with me.

  70. 9-11-2012

    Dear Aimee, my name is bob from las vegas I was watching the Katie show and I saw you on there. The show brought tears to my eyes you are an incredible young women who have shown what the real meaning of the word courage is. God Bless you and may he guide you in your recovery. P.S. I am also a bartenter at the Venetian Hotel. I intend to follow your progress again you are truely amazing.

  71. 9-11-2012

    I was named for the Virgin Mary, but I feel ur more of a Mary than I am! 😉

  72. 9-12-2012

    Aimee! Keep your chin up and keep going strong! I have followed your progress and I have to believe has many things in store for you. The battle and sickness you faced, you overcame, and I like the fact that you don’t see yourself as having a disability! You are just as beautful now as you were before you got ill, and that is because the inner beauty and strength that you have has surfaced to show the world what you are.. Keep your spirits up, keep fighting, and just know that you are indeed, an inspirtation to many!! God bless.

  73. 9-12-2012

    Gosh… Your story is so amazing and you are so beautiful! Such an amazing smile you have. I don’t know what it’s like, but I couldn’t pass writing a small note. I send my prayers to you and your family. You are an amazing girl that is destine to do amazing things. God Bless… We all love you. Have a wonderful life.

  74. 9-13-2012

    From the get-go I have been so concerned about you. My brother-in-law had a very close call with NF about 10 years ago. He was playing soccer and hit with the ball on his ankle and hours later he is fighting for his life. In lieu of amputation he had one of his legs basically grafted back together and is now doing well. So, when any of our family hears about NF we take a very personal concern having had some experience with this incredible bacteria! Amy, I am so thankful to hear of your amazing recovery and how you are not only thriving but surviving. You have been placed in this position for a very special reason. I’ll be following your wonderful progress. God Bless you.

  75. 9-15-2012

    I am so sorry about what happened. It is so sad. But everyone loves you and is praying for you. Get better!

  76. 9-23-2012

    Hi Miss aimee Even through were did not know each other , I may say Be strong / God is always watching you Take care…..

  77. 10-25-2012

    Dear Aimee!
    What a horrible ordeal you’ve been through! I hope you’ll find the courage to pull through with the love and support from your family and friends.
    All the best

  78. 11-5-2012

    Hello Aimee, I have recently been put in a similar situation with my 24 yr old niece. Your story is so inspiring to me. I hope that somehow I can share your story with her and give her the strength and courage that you have. I wish you all the best. If you ever get the chance to email, I would love to talk with you.

  79. 11-13-2012

    OMG Amy my middle schoolhas read so many articles on you and we wish you the best

  80. 11-21-2012

    Hi Aimee, I live in Belgium and one day in May I was watching the news and I saw you! Your story touched me enormously! Today I found your site and I decided to put a message.Je you think you have a lot of courrage! I can not imagine what you sweetie endures but in any case I pray to god that you get better! Keep your beautiful smile, continuous beat you, you vaicra! In any case I’ll make big kisses and courrage! Be strong! Nora Brussels.

  81. 12-23-2012

    Merry Christmas and a very happy up and coming new year with a lot of inspiration and new hope to you, From a Georgia friend in Norway!

  82. 8-21-2013

    Dear Aimee,
    My name is Ashley Bright and I live Savannah, Ga and I am 22 years old. I am a necrotizing fasciitis survivor and I was in Augusta as well and we also shared some of the same doctors. You are amazing! I wish I could meet you one day! God bless you!

  83. 7-14-2014

    I wish I were as tough and fearless as you.

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