December 5, 2012
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Aimee Copeland, right, is honored as Woman of the Year by nonprofit organization Wellspring Living during the 7th annual "Celebrating Wonderful Women" dinner and panel discussion at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford Wednesday. Copeland contracted a rare flesh-eating disease which lead to the amputation of her left leg, right foot and both hands in May. The nonprofit organization Wellspring Living mission statement is to confront the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation. To her left sits panel member Father Timothy Watts of St. Mary & St. Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church.
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Snellville resident Aimee Copeland spoke at a fundraising dinner Wednesday night for an Atlanta nonprofit that helps victims of human trafficking.