May 15th, 2012
08:18 PM ET

Father on daughter's battle against fleshing-eating bacteria: 'its an absolute miracle'

Two Georgia parents are watching, waiting and hoping for the best after a rare, flesh-eating bacteria attacks their daughter. Two weeks ago 24-year-old Aimee Copeland was on a zip lining adventure with friends about 50 miles west of Atlanta near the little Talla-Poosa river.

When Copeland took her turn on the homemade zip line it snapped, and she was left with a gash on her leg that took 22 staples to close.
A few days later, realized she had contracted a flesh-eating bacteria or necrotizing fashee-eyetis and it ravaged her body.
Doctors already amputated her leg and part of her abdomen and she is in danger of losing more limbs.

Andy Copeland comes OutFront.

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  1. Steven Tucker

    At Microsoft Corporation in Seattle, most employees give blood every 56 days. The blood mobiles visit the Microsoft campus.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply

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