Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A typically fatal infection took limbs from a Georgia university student, but not her spirit and love for life. Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. In May 2012, Aimee Copeland of Snellville, GA., had just completed her core courses for a master’s degree in psychology when she fell into a creek and cut her leg in an accident involving a homemade zip-line. The wound was infected with typically fatal flesh-eating bacteria in the accident, and Aimee lost her left leg, her right foot and both hands. But she did not lose her spirit. Here, Aimee talks about the challenges she still faces after the amputations, and about others that she has set for herself. Q: …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
UGA and USC combine forces to honor Aimee Copeland and family with the "Border Bash" blood drive.
The University of Georgia Alumni Association and the USC My Carolina Alumni Association are joining the American Red Cross to host a blood drive entitled "Border Bash" in honor of Aime Copeland. Copeland is a 24-year-old UGA alumna and West Georgia graduate whose story touched the community after Copeland contracted a rare flesh decaying infection in May. Copeland's father, Andy,sis an alumni from USC. “This is a great opportunity for UGA alumni and anyone who wants to honor Aimee by helping to save lives,” said Randy Edwards, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region in a press release. “Giving the gift of life is priceless, and it’s a special way to honor this courageous young woman.” UGA's blood …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Scientific research varies from "Yes," "No," to "Maybe" and "Inconclusive," but tell any of that to the parents of Aaron Garcia of Loganville, Ga. or Aimee Copeland of Snellville, Ga.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Ever since biblical times, people have believed in the healing power of prayer. However, in more recent times skeptics have set out to disprove the theory. A 10-year study reported in the New York Times in 2006 went even further. It claimed that cardiac patients who knew they were being prayed for had even more serious complications than those who didn’t know or were not receiving targeted prayers. But tell that to the family and friends of Aaron Garcia of Loganville, Ga. or Andy Copeland, father of Aimee Copeland of Snellville, Ga. In both cases, Internet technology enabled the families to solicit prayers from all over the globe. And in both cases, the patients have shown recoveries described as “miraculous.” In the case of Aaron Garcia, …