Aimee Copeland, from Snellville, Georgia, has been in the news for the past two months. It is wonderful to know how many people must be praying for her all over the world. There is something in this story that should take us all aback and make us humble in the face of it.
If you click on the link above for CNN, you will see a photo of Aimee Copeland being outside of her hospital room for the first time in 49 days! Nature therapy is what she was working on for her Master's Degree and she still plans on pursuing this. Her condition has now been upgraded from "serious" to "good" and it is possible that she might be released from the hospital by next week.
In order to survive the flesh-eating bacteria which invaded her body through a wound from a ziplining accident, the doctors had to amputate her leg, then her foot, and then, both hands. It was truly touch and go whether or not she would even live. To see her outside and with such a big smile on her face it something that I just find astounding. Her father, Andy Copeland, writes in a very honest and moving manner of what Aimee and the family have experienced. This is not just a story of a tragic accident and the aftermath, this is a story of a family with a great and powerful faith in God. If you click on the following link this should take you directly to Andy's blog.
There was a fund-raising concert in Snellville, Georgia for Aimee a few weeks ago. In Rutledge, Georgia this weekend there will be a Sunflower Festival which will sell sunflowers for $1.00. They will make a chain from these sunflowers and the proceeds from the sunflower-chain will go to Aimie. Since they expect thousands there, it is hopeful that this will raise a good amount of money to go towards some of her medical bills. As this Sunflower Festival is very close to my Daddy's house, I plan to attend and I will try to take some photos of it and let you know how the sunflower-chain turns out!