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Copeland to be celebrated at 'Wonderful Women' event

BUFORD -- Aimee Copeland, the Snellville woman who battled a flesh-eating disease this summer, will be honored next month by the nonprofit organization Wellspring Living.

Wellspring Living is a Tyrone-based nonprofit that shelters and nurtures victims of human trafficking. It will honor Copeland at its seventh annual "Celebrating Wonderful Women" event at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford. The event will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at 2020 Clean Water Drive.

Since Copeland has recovered from a disease she contracted following a zip line accident, she has focused on helping child victims of human trafficking.

Copeland returned home in August after more than 50 days in rehab, and the amputation of her left leg, right foot and both hands.

At the event, Copeland, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. and Paul Bowley of Wellspring Living will discuss the ramifications of human trafficking and why Copeland has a passion for these children.

Tickets are $50 and 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to Wellspring Living.

Register for the event at www.wealthhorizoninc.com. Space is limited.