Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Goes Home

Aimee Copeland leaves rehab
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2012 12:05 PM CDT
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Goes Home
In this photo provided by Andy Copeland, Aimee Copeland smiles as she leaves a hospital in Augusta Ga., Monday, July 2, 2012, headed for an inpatient rehabilitation clinic.   (AP Photo/Courtesy Andy Copeland)

Aimee Copeland celebrated leaving rehab yesterday with a trip to Longhorn Steakhouse for lunch, then spent her first night home in nearly four months watching Comedy Central with her sister. Copeland, who lost her hands, leg, and foot to flesh-eating bacteria after a zipline accident in May, spent two months in the hospital and then went to a rehab facility last month. She returned home to a new 1,956-foot wing donated and specially outfitted for her at her parents' house, reports CNN, where she can continue her rehab in a fitness room. (More necrotizing fasciitis stories.)

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