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Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Aimee Copeland gets out of her wheelchair to relax on the couch in the sunroom of her family's home in Snellville. Copeland, a South Gwinnett grad, contracted a flesh-eating bacteria that claimed her left leg, right foot and both hands last year.

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One year later, Copeland looks ahead to busy summer

Aimee Copeland received new bionic hands on Monday, the first step in what shapes up to be a busy summer. Copeland is expected to do more research on kids who are amputees, and start a second graduate degree program in August.


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