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Dedication held for Aimee's Wing

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SNELLVILLE, Ga. -

Aimee's Wing was donated to Aimee Copeland and her family on Wednesday.
    
Pulte Homes, with the help of Home Depot, worked on the additions to Copeland's Snellville home. It includes a large room for rehab, a study, an elevator and a bathroom designed specifically for her needs. The builder finished the project 10 days ahead of schedule. Construction began on the home in July.

Aimee Copeland's father, Andy, says it would have been tough to get the additions to the home done without the help of the community. He says the family would like to return the favor by putting a spotlight on the needs of others who suddenly become disabled and don't get the attention that Aimee did during her ordeal.

He says Aimee is due home next week, possibly Thursday.

"Throughout the entire process of her life, Aimee is going to be facing a future of new beginnings. I think that's what I find really compelling is that there is no end to the story when you have so many new beginnings," said Andy Copeland.

Andy Copeland says his daughter has worked hard to ensure she's strong enough to live independently when she moves back in with her parents. He says she's practically mastered the use of prosthetic hooks and is now strong enough to do up to 275 crunches at one sitting.
    
The 24-year-old university of West Georgia graduate student is undergoing rehab after having her hands, left leg and right foot amputated after contracting flesh-eating bacteria after a zip-line accident in May.

The Snellville community is planning a celebration for Aimee's return home sometime in September.

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