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Flesh Eating Bacteria Victim Gets Bionic Hands!

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aimee copeland bionic hands flesh eating bacteria inspire expensive techAimee Copeland's amount of will is being matched by the amount of technology in the world!

Just a year ago she was sailing down a homemade zip-line over the Lower Tallapoosa River, before it snapped. It cut her leg and she fell into the water — contracting a flesh eating bacteria that devastated her body. She lost both her hands, her foot, and a leg.

That didn't stop her from recovering! Such awful news would surely break others down.

A year later and she's regaining her abilities, including moving around the specially built house she has on her own — especially now that she has a pair of extremely advanced bionic hands in her arsenal!

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Aimee Copeland Interviewed!

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One of the scariest yet inspirational stories of 2012 has to be Aimee Copeland's.

If you remember, earlier this year she was infected with flesh eating bacteria from a simple zip-lining accident that left her with multiple amputations. Then she persevered. She fought back.

Now she has her own smart-wing to her parents house, she's becoming more and more independent, and has done interviews explaining just how all of it feels (above).

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Flesh-Eating Disease Survivor Aimee Copeland On Katie!!

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It's so wonderful to finally see flesh-eating disease survivor Aimee Copeland in something other than old pictures!!

We're so glad that Katie Couric decided to have Aimee on — we've been following her saga for months now.

The last we heard, she was moving into her specifically designed and donated house!

Such a strong, strong girl. You HAVE to check out the video (above) to hear about the experience directly from her!

So fab!

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Katie Couric's Talk Show Guest List Includes LOTS Of Powerful & Inspiring Women!

Katie Couric's daytime talk show Katie premieres in ABC on September 10 and she's got LOTS of big names lining up to talk to her.

Jessica Simpson — a fashion designer, mom AND Weight Watchers spokeswoman — will be appearing on the show's premiere to discuss the challenges of balancing her body image and career during motherhood. Sheryl Crow, on the other hand, will be stopping by to talk about entering the next phase of her life as a single, 50-year-old mom, which is something we're SURE Couric will have a lot to kiki about!

That's just the start of a very strong guest list too. The former CBS Evening News anchor will be joined by

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Aimee Copeland's New House: Take A Tour!

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Aimee Copeland is nothing short of inspirational, and she deserves this donated wing 100%.

After a long and undeserved battle with flesh eating bacteria, Aimee is finally home — a specifically designed and completely donated wing added onto her parents' house, where she will be living as independently as possible.

They seemingly thought of everything in her new digs!

Take a tour with the contractor (above)!

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Aimee Copeland Is Home!!

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Aimee Copeland Home

Finally, Aimee Copeland — just a few months after having four limbs amputated due to necrotizing fasciitis — has returned home.

Before that, she and her family went to a steakhouse for some lunch, and then ended up at her parents' house in Snellville, Georgia, and relaxed with her sister, Paige.

That's beautifully normal!

She then settled into the newly designed wing of her parents' home that was built just for her and donated by a local homebuilder.

Her dad says that she "loves" the 1,956-foot wing that was built for her. It has a living room, bedroom and bathroom along with a fitness room, sunroom, study room and three outdoor areas.

We are SO excited for her, proud, and inspired.

Hopefully now she can get back to everything she was up to before this little interruption!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Aimee Copeland Is Mastering Prosthetics!

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Holy hell, you guys!

We JUST mentioned Aimee Copeland's progress a little bit yesterday — like how she's been able to do an amazing amount of exercises as a part of her rehab.

Little did we know, she was already mastering THREE sets of prosthetics, including the hooks where her hands used to be.

For a 24 year old who lost 4 limbs to a flesh eating bacteria, she is super tough, driven, and inspirational.

It's gotta be hard, but we'll be damned if we don't see Aimee reaching her goal sooner than later!

Keep it up, Aimee!

Watch her dad talk about her (above)!

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