As of Monday, July 9, 2012
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In this photo provided by Andy Copeland, Aimee Copeland leaves a hospital in Augusta Ga., Monday, July 2, 2012, headed for an inpatient rehabilitation clinic. Copeland left a Georgia hospital just weeks after a flesh-eating disease took her limbs but not her life. After nearly two months of battling the rare infection, called necrotizing fasciitis, Copeland headed to an inpatient rehabilitation clinic, where sheill learn to use a wheelchair after having her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated. (AP Photo/Courtesy Andy Copeland)
SNELLVILLE — Officials in the hometown of 24-year-old Aimee Copeland plan to donate thousands of dollars toward her recovery.
Snellville officials on Monday will present the Copeland family with a check for $16,500.
The money was raised during a community fund-raising event last month, 'Aimee's Weekend.'
On July 2, Copeland was released from Doctors Hospital in Augusta and moved to an inpatient rehabilitation clinic. Officials say she will spend the next several weeks learning to move herself with the aid of a wheelchair after having her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated.
The graduate student at the University of West Georgia contracted the rare infection after she suffered a deep cut falling from a broken zip-line May 1.