Donate blood anywhere -give blood to help all of those in need. Giving blood is giving life.
2) Donate money
Instead of flowers (which aren’t allowed in the ICU) and gifts, Aimee’s father is requesting financial support.
Or, send a check made out to an account set-up by her father:
“The Aimee Copeland Fund”
United Community Bank
2168 Scenic Highway
Snellville, GA 30078
This money will be used for hospital and/or rehabilitation expenses.
The fine print: The Paypal account is secure, allowing for donations to meet the needs of Aimee situation. We cannot allow for tax-deductible donations as we were told by our local community foundation that “you can’t use nonprofit status to donate to an individual.”
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About Aimee: bright star, lover of life, infinitely generous of heart and spirit. From Snellville, GA. B.A. from UGA in 2010. Nearing completion of her Master’s degree at UWG Psychology. Loved dearly by family and friends.
Aimee is a masters student here at University of West Georgia Psychology. It is a program that attracts students who are seeking a psychology with heart. With Maslow’s Humanistic Psychology as our foundation, we explore existential-phenomenological and transpersonal, amongst other, approaches to understanding the human experience. Aimee was attracted to this program because she sees psyche and spirit as inseparable. She feels that psychology divorced from spirituality is “reductionist,” and is missing the greater Unity of Existence; that humans are not things or objects, yet rather are an inseparable part of the Web of Life. We are no different that the leaf which has no separate existence from the tree, from the ecosystem, and from the totality of Existence itself- whatever you may call it (i.e. God, Gaia, All, Cosmos).
Aimee is particularly interested in eco-psychology; the study and practice of re-harmonizing with Nature as a means for creating psychological health and vitality. She believes in the power of Nature to heal the trauma of the psyche. Indicative of an eco-psychologist perspective would be this:
“Take some time away from the man-made world, go into nature, and realize that you are an inseparable part of Existence. It is not a sign of dysfunction to not be able to harmonize with society. Society is inherently ungrounded, as it is based upon the thoughts of other.
“Let go into nature and you will find all of the support to open your heart and to be the full person that you were destined to be. In nature you can let go of all that is untrue, all the conditioned parts of your personality, and your true self will emerge. This true self is not a personality, but your Being itself, having a human experience.”
The Department of Psychology at the University of West Georgia is unique in that our theoretical roots are in humanistic and transpersonal psychology. Our courses range from classically humanistic concerns -like the centrality of human subjective experience in psychology, holistic approaches to psychological understanding,human growth and development, and the enhancement of human potential – to contemporary attention to transpersonal and spiritual horizons. Themes such as the meaning of genuine community, sociality, understanding oneself and others, and the myriad ways through which we grow and develop are central to our academic learning environment.
This might be the most thorough article on Aimee’s story that I am aware of.
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