'Modern Family' star records video message for Aimee Copeland

Aimee Copeland

Aimee Copeland

Sofia Vergara, the buxom Latina star of TV's "Modern Family," has a message for Aimee Copeland.

"We're all thinking about you, we always have you in our minds and we all so believe you are such a strong person," Vergara said, in part, in a video recently posted on YouTube.

"We hope the best," Vergara added. "Hopefully I can meet you soon and give you a hug."

The video addressed to Copeland -- the 24-year-old South Gwinnett High School grad who has had limbs amputated and continues to battle against a flesh-eating bacteria contracted in May -- was one of several posted online recently as part of an effort by national lollipop company Sukitz.

The company, which makes energy and weight-loss lollipops, is donating all June proceeds from the purchase of boxes of lollipops to the fund to help Copeland's family cover medical expenses.

Doug Robb and Dan Estrin from the rock band Hoobastank also recorded a video.

"All I can do is really just say get well, stay strong and you're gonna get through this," Robb said.

In her own YouTube posting, Sukitz founder Andrea Horblitt revealed a personal reason for her business supporting Aimee Copeland's fight: Seven years ago, Horblitt said, she had a bacterial infection of her own and spent time in the intensive care unit.

"It was emotionally, physically, financially and mentally draining on me and my family," Horblitt said. "I want to help Aimee. I'm asking you to help me help Aimee."

For more information, visit sukitz.com.

Copeland contracted necrotizing fasciitis after falling from a homemade zip-line in Carrollton on May 1. She has since had her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated, but has battled back from major organ failure and has been upgraded to "serious" condition.

Aimee's father, Andy, said recently that she might begin rehab in as soon as a few weeks.