The Unofficial Student Site

Aimee Copeland

Aimee Copeland

Thank you for coming to this site to read updates on Aimee, and to learn how you can be of support to her and her family.


As of today, Thursday, May 26, all updates will be on a new website that I set up for her:


This new site is the same collaborative effort between her father and I.   It’ll be easier now to read his posts, and to find fundraisers, blood drives, and other ways to help.


With gratitude to all of you for your support,


Ken Lewis


Click here for the new:

Aimee Copeland website

Aimee Copeland’s blog

Aimee Copeland photo




3 Ways to help:


1) Donate blood

Donate blood in Augusta at the Shepeard Community Blood Center, 1533 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904  (706) 737-4551.


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.”


Fundraisers: see Aimee Copeland Fundraisers


3) Raise awareness



Homemade zip lines are dangerous.  Leave zip line construction to professionals.



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.

Click here for some photos of Aimee


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.”


Aimee largely created this:  Psychology department newsletter.  It reads:


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.


The Copeland family thanks you for your support through prayers, money, and blood.  This website has had hundreds of thousands of visitors over the past few days.  The shared hosting server that we were on collapsed, and we had to upgrade to an expensive enterprise grade designated server.


Two businesses donated the resources to fund the additional expenses that this  site was unprepared for;  the  Bulk Bag Discharger manufacturer Sodimate and the Chicago Midway Airport Hotel Carlton Inn Midway.  We thank them for their generosity.  We hope that all technical issues are behind us.  We apologize for the periods that we were down.  We have been working day and night to keep this site available and updated with the latest, most comprehensive, and most accurate information.  Thank you all.


With endless love for Aimee,


Ken Lewis




  1. 🙁 This is very sad. I wish she survives and recovers well. I send her positive vibes.

    • May God be with you and your family at this time of need. Prayers for Amiee sending your way.. Louisiana


      • She needs all the prayers we can muster. St. Jude hear the prayers of the faithful who seek your your help for Aimme Copeland.

      • God Bless Aimee and her family, what a moving story her dad has written. Praying for you.

    • My Prayers with amiee. Kindly tell her doctors to call a homeopath doctor and ask him about a homeoeopathic medicine called ” HYPERICUM PERFORATUM “, I am sure there are some powerful medicines there in homeopathy which can help her. Please don’t wait, time is important. Again I wish her for good health. Aameen

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    • I wish nothing but good things for you, so so sorry.

    • I’ve had many bad experiences with bacteria on my hands and painful eczema. One day, I dipped my hand in Dead Sea Salt. It was excrutiatingly painful. A couple of days later, my skin began to heal. i found it help fight the bacteria in hands.

      I’ll send a prayer for you tonight to help you heal.

    • I am not sure just what factor ‘inflammation’ plays in this disease, but there is a newly US Patented Antiflammatory, FDA & EPA Approved with the “GRAS” (generally regarded as safe) Rating.

      It has no known side effects; is very powerful; can be taken continuously orally; has shown efficacy in Viral Infections; some cancers; HIV & HCV.

      It is presently in position to start efficacy Trials to present to the FDA for a NDA (New drug Approval).

    • my prayers go out to Aimee and her family hope you get well soon

    • Andy and Aimee, nurses at the Doctor’s hospital reccommended me to reach you both through commenting on this website, Anazao Salon at 1905 scenic hwy, ste 410 snellville, ga 30078 would like to come to you to do your hair and pamper you for as long as were authorized to. Ginger, the owner, is joyfully willing to visit you to do a cut/style whatever and whenever Aimee would like at her earliest convenience. Let us know any way we can help!
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      Thanks so much for this opportunity and your family is in our prayers!

  2. Our Believer’s sunday school class at First United Methodist in Carrollton is praying for Aimee and she has also been sent out on our prayer chain (which is a powerful one)-
    Please keep their eyes on Jesus-no matter what- All things are possible with Him!

    • Amen to that! We don’t always understand why God allow his children to go through tragedies, but we must continue to trust Him no matter what the outcome is. I will keep you and your family in my prayer.

  3. Augusta (I live here) is 1.5-2 hrs from ATL and 3hrs from Ctown

  4. Aimee I’m praying for you!! Stay strong girl!!

  5. I wish you the best of luck Amy. Hug* for you,your family and your friends.

  6. Where can we sent flowers and get well cards?

    • They don’t want flowers… donate the money you would spend on them to her fund at the link above… they NEED it.


  7. We are praying for Aimee and your family. God hears our prayers.

  8. this is so terriable i don;t know her but still i am prayer for her and you as her family god is good bless you all

  9. Aimee and Andy, and all the rest of the Copeland family, and Aimee’s boyfriend… My daughter, Annalise went to South Gwinnett with Aimee, and also attended UGA and graduated in 2010. I remember Aimee when she was just a little girl at Norton and then on into middle and high school. She is a precious young woman! I am so sorry for this devastating news! I am a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Egleston (Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta) – and I use to be the school nurse at Norton, after the girls were in middle school, so I am unfortunately very familiar with what you are all going through. If I can do anything at all to help please let me know. If you need information, help with fundraisers, pet sitting, just hugs from someone you don’t even know, please let me know! We are all saying strong prayers here for Aimee and all of you. Bless you for your strength and courage!

  10. I will defiantly keep praying for her and her family! God Bless

  11. We are praying for a successful recovery. Thank you for updating everyone.

  12. My name is Britney Eskew and I was her little sister in the Sorority. I was informed by a friend of her condition. Thank you for the updates and I am praying for her.

  13. when and where will the blood drive be? I am O negative and will give all I can.

    • Any blood type is great. She will get “credit” for any blood donated in her name. And so many people are in need of so many blood types, including O negative.

      • My brother went through this exact same scenerio. The only difference was he picked up a very rare flesh eating disease off the highway after being hit by a car. Doctors cut and cut and cut. They were baffled. Someone had an idea that saved his life. He was moved to a hyperberrick treatment facility at Baptist Hospital in FL. Every day he was put down to about 32 phathoms forcing oyxygen deep down into his wounds and after a week of treatment they gained control. He was left disabled but is alive and kicking. Just sharing someone 411, I hope this information is of some use.

        • I also know of someone who suffered a life threatening bacterial infection in her legs after falling from a 30 ft wall. She was saved via the use of a hyperbaric chamber. I’m assuming this option, if it hasn’t already been utilized, is something doctors are aware well aware of. Just know that this process DID work and it DID save this woman’s life… God provides us with so many angels in the form of doctors, nurses, and technicians — He is holding you and your daughter through this – be sure of that.

          • My son also developed necrotizing fasciitis in his leg from a puncture wound when he wrecked on his bicycle. In the ER they too closed the wound without cleaning it properly. He was in the hospital 27 hrs before a doctor diagnosed him properly. He was then transferred to a trauma hospital where the doctors knew what to do. He also received hyperbaric treatment & around the clock IV antibiotics. He had 5 surgeries & they were able to save his leg. Over the next few years he continued to ride his bike & in spite of the pain, heeventually became a pro cyclist.

        • Jay, how is he disabled? What type of injuries does he have due to that awful flesh eating disease? How old was he when it happened and how old is he now? So sorry. Sounds just awful. 🙁

        • So glad that your brother is well, what an amazing story.Sharing info is a great way to help.

        • I am an RN that works at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL and have seen some incredible results with hyperbaric treatment. A co-worker is a certified hyperbaric RN (at BMC) and “dives” frequently with necrotizing and other types of difficult/non-healing wounds. I hope this treatment can be considered soon. My co-worker said Emory only has individual hyperbaric chambers-I’m not sure who else has any in the Atlanta area. Baptist has the Monochambers and a large one that can accomodate a special ventilator-can’t have any batteries or electric within the chamber.

          From what I have read, Aimee is blessed with God’s Grace and loved dearly by man- May God continue to bless and heal her, ease your worry and comfort your family.

        • My cousin also had this and the oxygen chamber helped her as well. Good idea.

          • Goto this Web site

            and learn more about the healing effects of pulssed light. Also, bentonite clay and caloidial silver has helped according to friend of mine.

  14. I pray for a successful recovery. God is all around her. God bless!

  15. Prauers for Aimee!

  16. Thoughts and prayers are with you Aimee. prayers are with your family as well. Bright shining star that you are, get well soon.

  17. I am praying for Aimee and her family. May the Dear Lord continue to perform miracles and restore her health. In this I pray, Amen

  18. Does anyone know Aimee’s blood type

  19. Aimee was our waitress many times at the Sunnyside Cafe. Her easy spirit and bubbly personality were always a bright spot to our mornings. Our thoughts of healing go out to her and her family. We are pulling for her.

  20. My thoughts and prayers are with Aimee and her family in this very tragic time. I know Aimee would do the same for any of us and had such a positive spirit about her. It was something that I always admired about her.

  21. Definitly sending prayers your way:) may God bless her and you all as welll.

  22. I am truly sorry for all you are going through I am thinking of the entire family hoping everything turns out for the better

  23. Andy,

    We r friends of Leah celbolski, one of aimees friends! We live in Ardmore Oklahoma! I’m so sorry about Aimee and we will be praying for her and we will also tell our church to pray for her! Keep up ur faith the lord says if there r two or more that we agree it shall be done!


    Heather and adam

  24. My friend, my heart bleeds for you. My daughter Savannah is a friend of Aimee and we just learned this news from her. Your daughter is a wonderful and beautiful person and we are sending all our love and good energy from Boston for the very best outcome. Keep the Faith and know there are many of here thinking about you and sending support from all over.
    Peace and comfort.
    Russell Bergevine

  25. Where can I donate blood directly for Aimee??

    • You cant give directly TO her but you can go to any red cross and donate, and tell them the “credit” goes to AImee.

      • aimee
        I was so sadden about whar happend to you ,i have been praying for you every day to st pio for a speedy recovery for you I have been trying to find a way to send you something . I have contected the st Padre pio shine in allentown pa ,and i got you a mass which will be said for you every day for all time .I have also sent you a medal of st pio,rosary and one of the last pictures taking of St pio for his last mass ,i have sent them to wjbf news changal 6 in your name and called them on monday to make sure ,they send them to you .I and all my priest friend will be praying for you .I am sorry i live so far i would give you blood in a second . GOd bless you aimee

  26. I am presently in Jacksonville with my nine year old granddaughter Gracie as she undergoes radiation and chemo for a malignant brain tumor. She is from Bowdon, in Carroll County. I also have three granddaughters at W.GA, so your circumstances truly touch my heart. I will be praying for your precious daughter, and I ask that you in turn pray for Gracie. There is strength in numbers! I also promise to donate blood ASAP. May God bless Aimee and keep her in the shadow of His wings!

  27. My heart goes out to you, your family and all that love Aimee so dearly. I have been a blood donor for years having B negative, the blood type which children can use. With this story, I will go and give blood in the namesake of Aimee and all of those in such desperate need of blood for their survival. Thank you for sharing this story, I will continue to lift each of you in my daily prayers. It sounds like Aimee is a survivor and with the help of the good Lord above, she WILL survive.

  28. oh my gosh. i graduated a few years ago from UWG. i’m shocked that the zip line was not in proper condition and this mess thats happened with Aimee. i am praying for comfort & healing & some sort of peace.

  29. My family and I will lift Aimee, you, And your family high in prayer.

  30. My heart is humbled by this story in an overwhelming way. My husband and I will be praying for your family.

  31. I was sorry to hear about Aimee’s accident. I remember her so fondly from Norton Elementary. Bethany, Stephanie and I are praying for you all.

  32. May God touch your daughter in this hard time and heal her,I have a daughter close to her age and all our hearts and prayers are with your family. Love & Prayers



  34. Dear Andy and family,
    I heard about your precious daughter through Susan at church. For two days I have prayed for Aimee off and on throughout the day. I will continue to pray for her healing and that she will have peace from God in her heart and mind. May God give you and your family strength and grace as you are a testimony of faith to others through this trial you face.
    Donna Lowe, Spartanburg, SC

  35. Andy, thank you for posting. This is helpful for all of Aimee’s extended family and friends. We will continue to pray for Aimee.

  36. Prayers are with your family!

  37. My niece just graduated from UWG last month. She passed along the link to this blog and asked me to add Aimee to my prayer list. It was heart breaking to read about the accident that caused all of this, and I know it has not been easy suddenly being plunged into such a traumatic experience. I am encouraged though to read how you are depending upon God even during this trying time. I know from experience that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we could ever ask or think. And even in the midst of something like this, He is still in total control.

    I will be praying for Aimee and the Copeland family during the days and weeks ahead, and will check back often for updates.


    • Andy and Family,
      I am so glad I have found a way to reach out to you and Aimee..I have watched this entire nightmare unfold through my daughter Bethany. Bethany works with Aimee at sunnyside and was with her through the accident and her ER visit. Beth left the er and came to me and told me everything and I immediately became concerned. I have recently got to know Aimee while working with the girls on the recent West Ga Festival that Aimee headed up. It was so obvious even with the first conversation with her that she just radiated a spirit of kindness and such a positive outlook on everything. A breath of such fresh air every time she appeared. It was good to see her and these other wonderful young adults working together on such a great thing for the student body…it was magical. My vocabulary does not contain a word that can come close to my to express my sadness that this has happened to your precious child…my tears and prays have flowed constantly since she was flown to Augusta. I am sending all of my hope. I am a registered nurse that worked in the intensive care unit for over 20 years…i have had my hands on these situations… where minutes seems like hours, watching every number on those monitors, searching for any movement….the waves of emotions. Please here me…I have seen these miracles happen…they do exist…slow to evolve but the end result is you have her. I am sending you all my positive energy, prays, words to encourage you, help you by clarifying information… whatever i can do to help…anything!

    • Exodus 14:14 always helps me to be set straight again. Praying for the Lord to fight for you and that you can simply trust him now. The impossible odds are God’s territory afterall. May He be glorified in the recovery of your daughter. Remember Jesus words to Jairus in Luke 8. Praying for her healing! Fighting with you tonight.

  38. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and Aimee. I am praying for God to continuously heal sweet Aimee. I pray that God will wrap His arms around your sweet family in His love. May He give you all incredible strength. God is still in the business of miracles and I pray that you will continue to see these in Aimee!

  39. We are all praying and watching for updates. Aimee is indeed a bright star!

  40. Hi Andy, Donna, Paige, and Aimee–

    My Mom called and told me the sad news. I found this link through Facebook and want ya’ll to know I am sending warm, loving, healing, positive light your way.

    You and Aimee are right, Andy, the light within each of us can be harnessed and spread. Through prayer or meditation, song or dance, we share the spark within so many ways.

    Your family’s love and faith are inspiring and will see you through this trying time. Remember you have the inner light of so many friends and family supporting you as well.

    LOTS of LOVE and POSITIVITY to you ALL
    Kate Puckett

    PS-in the yoga class I teach tomorrow (Tuesday) night I will be asking my students to participate in a meditation to send love and healing energy to Aimee.

    • what a lovely, thoughtful and touching post.

  41. Prayers for this child and her family and loved ones…Oh My Goodness, I am praying and will share this with my friends on facebook…
    May God continue to give you all the strength you need…Faith carries one through this ….

  42. I saw this on a friend’s FB page and read the details about Aimee.
    I am truly sorry this has happened and will be praying for her and for all of you.
    May the Lord’s grace, strength, and peace be yours EVERY DAY.
    Praying for healing,


  43. You are in our prayers, Please let us know if we can do anything ( quarters for snacks ) etc ….anything for the family!
    Brock, Lisa, and Emma Jane Eady

  44. Praying for your family!

  45. Aimee is a dear friend of mine, and I would be so glad to help. What is her blood type? I am A+, as is my mom. If there is a set place to donate, and our blood is a match, please let me know and I will be there. I am keeping you, Aimee, and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kelci Griffin

  46. Praying for your beautiful daughter. May God bless your family and be by your side during this difficult time.

  47. Aimee is a close friend of mine, and I am devastated to hear about this tragedy. I am A+ blood type, and I would be more than happy to donate. If my blood type is compatible, please let me know and I will be wherever I’m needed. I’m keeping you, Aimee, and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  48. I am Joe Barry’s sister, Tara and Joe told us about Aimee. He requested that everyone pray for her and that is exactly what we are doing. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

  49. I am not sure how I came across this. God bless Aimee and all that love her. Weird thing is……I made a blood donation today. Not sure why ….I was just driving by. God works in mysterious ways…..

  50. Believe me, I know the power of prayer and I’m sending up prayers on behalf of Aimee. I have also referred her plight to Prayer Partners in my church. This was sent to me by my granddaughter, Laurel Kaufmann. I’ll keep checking back for messages on this website.

  51. What type of blood type is she?

    • From Aimee’s father:

      “One important note: giving blood in Aimee’s honor does not mean all the donations go to Aimee. Although Aimee has consumed a lot of blood, plasma and platelets, she may soon require less of those as her condition improves. The way it works is that Aimee gets credited with donations and those credits offset the blood that she has used. Your platelets and blood may go to someone else…which is fine by me. When I saw a small cradle in the burn unit, I can say I have no problem with my donation going to that poor unfortunate infant.”

      He has not identified her type, likely because any donation will benefit her. So, please do donate, and make sure that she is credited for it. If you are interested in doing so in Carrollton, the Psychology department will organize a drive within a day or two.

      • I am a UWG graduate myself, and came across this post. I know the power of prayer too, and also know that strangely enough, all things can work together for good to those that love God and are called according to His purpose. We might not see the big picture, but I have learned to trust Him through that adversity. Sounds like you guys have got that covered though.

        The reason why I am writing is because my next door neighbor has a family member who went through and survived the same scenario. She actually cut her leg with a razor, and had a similar amputation. She was actually in a coma for several months, and miraculously came out of it and is living a productive life now. She is a mother in her early 40s I would guess. I can try to reach her to see if she would be willing to offer support to Aimee and your family. Just let me know, and I will put my feelers out to get her to you. Sometimes someone in a similar situation could provide insight not others have. In the meantime, Godspeed. We are all in His hands everyday. We simply need to continue to look to Him for everything! I know you guys will Blessings!

        • God bless you for your encouraging words! Indeed, all things work together for good; even when we cannot see the “good” just yet! Blessings always!!!

      • She can have my blood and anything else she or the family needs, I will make it happen immediately! Thoughts and prayers all day and night for you all! I only hope I can give you my efforts and support.

      • It’s the most terrible thing to watch our children suffer, and I’m sorry you’ve had to go through all of this with your beautiful daughter.

        I also watched as bag after bag of blood was given to my son after a bad accident, and I realized something I hadn’t thought about before. Every single bag of blood said
        “Donated”. After this I make it a point to give blood every two months, in my son’s honor.

        Thoughts and prayers to you as you go through her recovery together.

      • I heard about sweet Aimee through Rush Babes for America Facebook page. I am heartbroken for her. I will donate blood here in Baton Rouge and be sure it goes to her credit. Your poor beautiful girl. I have two sons so I know how you wish it could be you and not one of your children. May God be with you all. I posted this on my Facebook page also.

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  52. My daughter, Becky McDaniel, knows of your daughter Aimee through classes Becky had with your daughter Paige at South Gwinnett high school. My wife and I also have two daughters near in age to Paige and Aimee. I am a regular donor with blood type B+. I will donate again soon while keeping your family and your daughter Aimee in mind. If B+ blood type can be of direct assistance to her, please let me know and I will be very happy to go to Augusta to donate and specify that it be used for Aimee.

    May all the positive power in the world be with Aimee at this time!

  53. Wow, that is a terrible thing to happen to someone so young! I’ll be praying for ya’ll as Aimee goes through this. God is in control and He knows what is best. May His will be done in this situation.

  54. As an individual who doesn’t believe in praying, I do, however, hope that the doctors caring for Aimee are knowledgeable and skillful enough to do whatever possible to save her precious life. May the medications ease her pain and remove all infections, and may her overwhelming will to triumph over this trying time bring Aimee home soon.

    To the family of this beautiful, successful young woman: I have organized a group of seven individuals out here on the western side of the states to donate blood and/or plasma in the name of Miss Aimee. We always jump at an opportunity to put our hands and bodies to good use within the community. Keep your heads up and stay focused on the positive.

  55. Praying for Aimee. May the Lord give y’all comfort and peace! He is a God of miracles and I pray it happens tonight! I don’t know Aimee but I am praying for her! My heart goes out to y’all

  56. Dear family I am the sister in law to Dick and tina Sapp and we live in Carrollton they called and we were able to find this site. We are believers and know that the Lord that created Aimee is still with her and your family. We do not understand all that we go thru but I do know that He says he will never leave us nor forsake us. Will continue to pray for miracles and a peace that passes all understanding for each family member My husband gives blood all the time and will support the drive win her honor I am unable due to Hep.. Will pass the word when information is given.

  57. Copeland family my heart is ovetwelmed with saddness and joy. I can’t imagine your pain but my heart and prayers are with your family. I hope Aimee continues too get stronger everyday and with her inner strength she will overcome ……keep playing Bob Marley!!!

  58. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family..God works miracles everyday….

  59. I saw a post about Aimee on facebbook and I reposted, so I have alot of friends that are praying for her & your family along with myself. I’m so sorry that something so tragic has happened to your beautiful young daughter, but thank God for alot of answered prayers also. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. I pray for miracles to continue to be done for her and for her ability to handle all of this at her age, also for a peace above all understanding for her. God Bless You All! Keep us posted!

  60. I do not know Aimee personally, but I do know the God that can touch her! Praying for her recovery and praying for her family…

  61. Prayers for comfort and strength.
    Andy & Donna we know what you are going through.
    Here should you need us.
    Rod & Kim

  62. I am praying for Aimee, her family and for her team of doctors and nurses. God works in mysterious ways. I am reminded of Isaiah 40:31…But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Love and strength to you all.

  63. God is with Aimee and your family! Lean on HIM. Having lost a son, I know what heartache you’re going through. Be assured there will be many praying for Aimee.

    You don’t know me. I just read about Aimee and have compassion for you.

  64. You are in great hands both with God looking over Aimee and your family and with the physicians and nurses at JMS Burn Unit. I am here in Augusta. Please emaile if I can do anything for you. Prayers are coming.

  65. Prayer IS a powerful tool for healing, both for the body and for the mind. Prayers continue for improvement of Aimee’s physical condition and for peace for the entire circle of family and friends.

  66. My heart aches for all of you and prayers for Aimee. 10 years ago I lost my daughter, Erin to sepsis. Have the doctors used that word?
    Bless all of you to stay strong as this will be a long hard road! My thoughts are with you!

  67. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, Aimee ,the entire family and entire staff of doctors and nurses during this crucial time. God Bless!

  68. Keep fighting Aimee! Praying for your continuous recovery.

  69. I have a son Aimee’s age and I can’t imagine what you are going through. Aimee and her family will be in my prayers, He has worked miracles in my life, will be praying He does for you also.

  70. Does anyone know her blood type and when/where we can donate for her?

  71. I do not know you or your beautiful daughter, but our God does know!Reading this post on FB and hearing your story is heart wrenching. I will repost, and send emails to all prayer warriors I know. God is still in the healing business. My thoughts and prayes will be with you as you climb this mountain. May the Holy Spirit bring you comfort.


  73. My prayers are with you and your precious daughter.. With God all things are possible– Prayers are being sent up to Him and to your family during your trying time.. God heals all wounds!!!! Be strong and BELIEVE!!!!

  74. Cindy and Mitch were our neighbors for a long time and we hate it so bad that your family is having to go through this terrible time. We and many others are praying for a miracle!! We know GOD can do All things. Nothing is too big for HIM. Look to HIM for strength and HE will NEVER let you down.

  75. I work in Carrollton and give blood regularly. Aimee’s story came through my Sunday School at Newnan FUMC. I knew there was some reason I missed the last blood drive…I would like to donate blood for Aimee’s cause and the center. I have been labeled “CMV Hero” by the Red Cross because my blood can be given to newborns. Please let me know when there will be something in Carrollton. If not, I will drive to Augusta.

  76. I do not know Aimee but have been praying for her.

  77. I am praying for full recovery of your daughter Aimee !!! May god live within Aimee and walk with her all the days of her life !!! I am praying that god may restore her Heath !! I pray that god may lead your family to peace and patience as the lord works within Aimee !! I pray this in Jesus name!! Amen!!!

  78. My friend Amy Deaton has been keeping me posted on FB about everything. Even though I do not know your daughter, this has really touched me and God has moved in my life because of it. I have passed this on to all fb friends. There are many praying for your daughter and your family. God has a plan. Love you in Christ, Lynne

  79. Andy,

    Be assured my whole family is praying for Aimee’s healing and God’s grace and mercy. I have also made a request for her to be added to the prayer list at our church, Snellville Christine. May God bless you with all His strength and love.

  80. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Madison Gang

  81. I am praying now for Aimee and for this courageous father. May God continue to keep Aimee in his loving care.

  82. Am heartbroken learning what happened to Aimee. Have a younger sister about her age; know how I’d feel if it were Beth. Praying for Aimee and her family, and asking my many friends to please do the same. May God bless!

  83. Everything pales in comparison when one we love is in such grave need of God’s Hand of Healing. Though I do not know Aimee or the family my heart is stirred to pray for healing and grace during these difficult days. “Now unto Him (Jesus) who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.” Ephesians 3:20-21. God is able!

  84. I read this and my heart is saddened, yet my Spirit encouraged because I know God and how He can bring her and your family thru this. I want so much to donate blood, as I am a very dedicated to donating blood, however at this time I am 36 weeks pregnant and I am not able. My prayers however are with you all.. I look forward to seeing more positive updates…

  85. I am reading this via a friend’s facebook page. As I do so I have huge chill bumps!! I am praying deeply for your daughter! God heals in miraculous ways!! You have a beautiful daughter! God bless and many prayers sent your way!

  86. Aimee, I don’t know you or your family, but please believe my heart and prayers and healing energy is pouring out to you! May the Goddess bless you and your amazing family!

  87. Andy and Donna, your family is in our prayers.

  88. I worked with Paige and now my son does. I am shocked by this event involving your beautiful daughter. I will be praying for her like never before and I will pass this request on to all the prayer chains I am connected to. Never give up .. God will make a way where there seems to be no way!

  89. I am sorry to hear about your daughter. Prayer surely DOES change things. 13 days ago I underwent an ALIF Spine Surgery, and if it was not for the power of GOD and prayer, I would not have come through so powerfully. I was surrounded by love through friends and family. I pray this for your daughter. May GOD bless you and your family forever during this time.

    ~Melissa Fleming

  90. We have put Aimee on our prayer and chaplain list, along with the burn unit and that small cradle. We’ll advise folks of the blood donor request. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you.

    • I pray for her and your family I myself was in a traumatic injury was in a coma could only breathe 1 time a min on my on I died several times had numerous injuries brain test showed brain dead bleeding in brain numerous other things my mom chose to leave me on life support and allow Gods to do his will his way I was transfered to a different hospital out of state my point in saying this all they said brain dead im not they said never walk again I do said I would be in a wheel chair by time I was 32yrs old im 37 haven’t seen the wheel chair yet I had to learn to talk read write everything but this just proves God answers prays and he alone is the GREAT PHYSICIAN keep your faith strong and in our Lord always

    • Praying For Healing in Amy’s Body IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. Praying for Aimee & her family. God will take care of her.

  92. I do not know Aimee but I read this information and my heart is heavy. I will pray for your daughter as I know how prayers can lift us up in a trial. My son was there at JMS in 2006 in that ICU on his death bed with Meningococal Meningitis. We had been told by doctors here in Carrollton he too would die but by God’s grace he is alive and well today. The doctors there st JMS are awesome (Hassan, Friedman and Mullins) and I sing their praises!!! But God is our healer and he is in control and he has placed your daughter in the hands of some wonderful doctors. You will have a long road ahead of you and an emotional journey. So I will pray for you and your family that you will keep your eyes on God. It will be hard to understand why you are going through this trial but God is there to help you walk through it. Praying for you, Denise.

  93. We continue sending positive thoughts for healing to Aimee and peace and comfort to all of your family.

  94. Has anyone suggested a hyperbaric chamber to oxygenize all the tissues. This is imperative and works well with health of the tissues, wound healing and health of the brain. PRaying for this dear young woman.

  95. We are praying that God reach down and wrap his arms around her body and start healing her from head to toe so she can carry out her dreams and goals in life! Also praying for
    her family, keep music close, even if it’s Bob Marley, music heals!

  96. Andy, continuing to pray for Aimee. I have seen Aimee at least once a week since she started at Sunnyside in Carrollton. Aimee and your family are in the prayers of Glenloch Baptist Church. She is an awesome girl, so kind and energetic and we are praying for God to move in a powerful way in her life.

  97. Praying!

  98. Your precious daughter, and your family are in my prayers!!!! I will tell every prayer warrior that I know to be praying also!!!!

  99. I am touched so much by this story. I don’t know you or your family but read this post from Facebook from a close college friend, Caron Fox. I am praying for you out here in Redondo Beach, California, and will call my mother and have her pray as well with her intercessory prayer group in Decatur, GA. I pray that the Lords will be done, that Aimee feels no pain in all of this….and we should all give Glory to Him! Peace and Love be to you and your family!!!!

  100. Andy, You and Aimee are in my prayers. I can understand some of what you are going through. My daughter Holly was in acoma at Emory for 3 months, then at Shepards for another 5 months. But remember GOD is in control. All things are possible with GOD. we WILL BE PRAYING.

  101. I am a regular blood donor for this very reason. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain you feel as parents to watch your child suffer this way. We don’t always understand God’s plan, but know he has one for all of us. Please know that we are praying for peace for all the family and friends that surround this beautiful young woman.

  102. Dear Aimee and family,

    I received the link from a bulk email that is being circulated in Spartanburg, SC. I imagine it is going nationwide as well. Please know that prayers are going up on behalf of your beautiful Aimee, believing that the One who created her is the One who can fix all that is going wrong in her young body. Thank you for allowing us to partner with you and believe with you.

    Psalm 102: A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord. “Hear my prayer, Lord; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly” (Psalm 102:1 & 2).

    Keep believing,
    Hope Houchins

  103. I’m so saddened by this. I will add her to my prayer list and will ask others to do the same. I’m from Bremen and would love to give blood and do whatever I can to help . Thanks for keeping us updated on her condition. God bless you and your family.

  104. Mr. Copeland, I am from Carrollton and now live in Augusta- about 15 min from the burn center. If you need anything please feel free to contact me. Do you all have a place to stay here?

  105. This prayer request for Aimee came across our prayer chain at Leesburg United Methodist Church in Leesburg, Virginia. My prayers are with Aimee and her family. We know that our God is able to provide a miracle and I pray that this be so for Aimee.

  106. Aimee’s Father is one heck of a guy. I began to truly feel sorry for her and her family during the reading of all this. Once I began to understand this father’s strength and unwillingness to give up, it gave me a sense of commitment to believing in hope versus doubt.

    I am amazed at the strength we find during uncertain times and this story touches me in ways I never knew possible. I do not personally know Aimee, but it seems that she is loved very much by her friends and family and she too is a fighter.

    I will make sure that my family keeps her in our prayers. I will also make this article mandatory reading for my child so that she too can understand the true meaning of strength of faith when everything seems lost.

    Hang in there Aimee. You have a lot of people rooting for you and your family.

  107. I have had the pleasure of knowing Aimee. We had the Tao of Healing class together. We were also gym buddies and attended yoga together. Aimee is truly a beautiful girl and I am praying that she will get through this and remain strong. “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” (I call upon the wisdom of my divine creator)
    Namaste Aimee!

  108. Praying praying praying praying praying praying.

  109. Please update me! Praying for Amiee

  110. Aimee and your family are in my prayers.

  111. Andy,
    My heart breaks for Aimee and all of you, however, my belief is your belief that God is in this and with all of you, He never leaves our side.
    Mina Richeson
    Branch Auditor

  112. I am Bulgarian pastor and heard about what happened to Aimee from a friend of mine in Facebook. I am too far to donate blood, but I can pray for for you daughter and you in this difficult time for all of you.

  113. Andy,
    We met through my friend Tom Garmon at Winestyles. We hung out a few times and even played a little music together one evening. I enjoyed your talent and your company. I am thinking of Aimee and your family and praying for her recovery.

  114. My soon-to-be daughter-in-law sent me an email about Aimee. They were classmates. Our Church’s Email Prayer Team is praying for her. ]\ We believe in miracles!

  115. Praying for Aimee – and thank you for your amazing attitude and faith! She is blessed to have such a faithful Dad with her. May her lungs and all her organs begin to function and strengthen with each hour.

  116. I just read about Aimee on FB, and it struck a cord in me. I was in a car driving with a friend years ago and we were hot by a tractor trailer. By God’s grace, we both survived. I am praying for Aimee’s speedy recovery. Gods ways are often hard to understand, yet, I pray he blessed her with a swift and speedy recovery.

  117. The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

  118. Our family has had the wonderful opportunity to have met your daughter through her jobs and mutual friends in Carrollton. She has such a great attitude and is truely a unique and wonderful person. We are all pulling for her and the rest of your family; we share in your pain and in your hopefulness.

  119. Dear Copeland Family,
    Mary Jo Jolley, who is in my and Sid’s Sunday School class at Anerson Mill Road Batist Church, have been kept up to date on Aimee’s condition. We contnue to pray for your precious child. Andy, I know you remember your next door neighbors on First Avenue. We will always have a connection and fond memories. Aime is a beautiful girl, and my rayers and love are with the family. God bless.

  120. Dear God I hope Aimee can be saved. I live in Switzerland and am willing all my strength and health to cross the water and join the prayer and thoughts for Aimee.

  121. i’m putting out love and vibes to the universe. i hope she knows we’re all there with her in spirit, thinking about and loving her every minute.

  122. Praying in the name of Jesus.

  123. Praying for God’s mighty hand of love and compassion to wrap this family in His loving arms and to bring his angels to hover and protect Aimee in her hospital bed! The prayer chain at our church is praying, so that’s another few hundred added to the list of prayer warriors!

  124. Copeland family… please know that all of her friends from youth group at First Baptist Snellville are praying for her and for your family. God is in control.

  125. Aimee, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I have you on several prayer lists at your former church, Mountain Park First Baptist. We are praying for you and your family through out the day. I know you are working very hard and running the race as Paul would say. Continue to run to the finish line and be victorious through God’s power.

  126. I am so sorry! I am heartbroken reading this story. Prayers go out to Aimee and her family.

  127. I am lifting your family and the doctors up in prayer right now. May the Lord give the doctors wisdom every step of the way, and may He give you and your family peace, rest, strength, joy, and comfort. Ultimately, I am praying for the healing of your sweet daughter. In all of this, I pray that the Lord will be glorified and that people will come to know Him as their Savior.

  128. Please be aware that she is in my prayers. I have an idea as to what she is going through, as I have had my legs amputated. I know what it is to go through the things that she is going through. But from what I can tell of the comments she is strong. I will continue to pray for her and will spread the word through out our church. Please keep us advised as she continues to fight. Remember that God loves her dearly and He won’t let anything bad happen to her. He will be there right beside her through this and He will also be sitting there with you as you wait and pray. God Bless You and your family. Ron

  129. I will be praying for you night and day. Sometimes people we never know touch our lives so profoundly. Aimee is an example. I hope she recovers fast and will be in my prayers forever

  130. I live in Augusta and would love to help out in anyway possible. I can’t give blood due to the fact that I lived overseas during mad cow breakout. I’m 24 too and have been to many zip line attractions. I cannot imagine how tough this situation is. Please let me know if there is anything my family can do. We are praying for Aimee!

  131. Dear Copeland Family,

    Our hearts break over what you and your family are going through. We may never meet, but I hope that in some way it helps you to know that so many are praying for your precious daughter, your family, and her caregivers. Our God is so powerful and He does perform miracles. From what I’ve read Aimee is extremely Blessed to have been given such a strong dad! May God continue to Bless, Comfort and Heal you all.

  132. We are praying for you in Washington, D.C. May the Lord wrap His arms around all of you at this time and throughout Aimee’s recovery. Our hearts are hurting for you but we know we serve a BIG God who has everything under control. May He bless you all.

  133. May God hold Aimee on hiis powerful hand through this rought time. In God all things possible. Our prayers are lift up to Thy throne where our help comes from.

  134. Praying hard for Aimee! Also praying for you and the whole family for strength through this very difficult time.


  135. I work in carrollton, live in Heflin, Al. and will be sure to put Aimee on our prayer list. May God give you all his mercy and grace during this time. May Gods peace, strenghten your family.

  136. I do no know any of you but I do know that God will hear all of the prayers that are going out to Aimee and her family. God has a plan for her and we pray that he will see her through everything in life. We also ask for prayers for the doctors who are taking care of her. Our prayers are with you now anf forever.

  137. We have added your family to
    our prayer list!

    Joshua 1:9
    Be strong and courageous, for God is
    with you.

  138. My thoughts and prayers are with Aimee and her family

  139. Aimee is in my prayers. I know that this is a horrible thing for any family to go through, but there are many people on your side, but more importantly God is watching over Aimee.

  140. Andy, my Family is praying for Aimee as well as the rest of her Family. This story of Aimee brought back so many memories of what happened to me last year. I contracted MRSA and to make a long story short, within 3 months, I had a toe amputation, another bone removed from my foot which turned my blood, septic and caused a massive heart attack. I came very close to not being here today but through the prayers and by God’s grace, I was revived, spent 10 days on a ventilator with very little hope of survival. I was then transferred from Cobb Hospital to Kennestone to have open heart surgery to repair the damage and to perform a quadruple bypass. Once I was released, I was back at Cobb Hospital within 3 weeks to have my right leg amputated just below the knee. By saying all of this, my point is that had it not been for people giving blood, prayers and God’s saving grace, I would not be here today to carry on God’s plan for me. I received 6 pints of blood in the hospital so I cannot stress enough to everyone that reads this to please go and give blood, make a donation and if you cannot do either one of these, then please drop to your knees and ask God to reach down and touch Aimee’s body and soul as well as to bless the Family in this time of need. I am living proof that God is still in the healing business. I pray that God’s will be done for Aimee. God Bless!

  141. Continuing in prayer and sharing your story with every prayer warrior I know!

  142. Dear God, Andy fears that he may outlive his daughter, which is every parents greatest fear. Andy has acknowledged his fath in you publicly and with great humility. I ask you to grant Andy’s greatest need right now – that you see Aimee through this hard time so that the good times will be within site.
    In the name of Jesus I request this.

  143. I will pass on thins link and add Aimee to my prayers, along with all of your family. God is in the miracle business.

  144. my prayers are going out to you and your family in this time of need. also to the doctors and nurses that are helping aimee.

  145. I am praying for Aimee and your family. God bless you.

  146. I will never stop praying for her!! She is way to strong to give up now, I believe she will pull thru! We love you so much Aimee!! Don’t give up the fight! Please let us know if there’s anything we can do, prayers and good vibes are in your direction!

  147. Our prayers are with daughter, family, and you. God bless.

    I cannot fathom what you are going thru so only can lend my support.

  148. Neither of us know your daughter; but, she will definitely be in our prayers. Miracles still happen and we have to believe that no matter the outcome that she will be safely cradled in our holy father’s arms.

  149. I have a child going threw treatment for leukemia so I know what it is like to be scared and see your child suffer. I am def praying for your daughter in this much needed time. I don’t get how something like this could happen. I personily don’t like tanner hospital. They sent my son home three differ times before we found out he had cancer in unbareable pain. I went with my gut and went to children’s healthcare of Atlanta. Could this hospital have done more earlier on? Also I encourage you all to donate blood in ammie’s honor. Blood goes for many differ needs and one of the needs is for kids on chemo treatment, like my son. My son had needed about 10 blood transfusions in the past yr. close to the same with platelet transfusions. God bless you all & praying!!!!!!!!

  150. My heart hurts for Aimee and your family. I am praying for her with the true belief that God heals.

  151. I will be praying for Aimee.. My daughter just rode that same zip line a month ago. I am sorry this happened. Thank you for sharing.

  152. Our prayers are with you and your family. A year ago a close friend of mine whose baby sister was in a horrible car accident. The doctors did not give her much hope. She had severe brain trauma and they had to put a treak in to help her breath. Despite the opsticles she faces with God looking over her and all the prayers of family and friends she continues to make great strides. She recently got married a few months ago. So, I believe that miracles can happen. Again, your family and Aimee will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  153. This story has touched me very deeply. I have a 17 year old daughter and everyday I thank God for another one with her because she is so special to me. I have experienced loss in the past so I know what a gift time is to us. I will say a daily prayer you Aimee and all of your family….

  154. When I read her story through her father’s eyes, it tore at my heart because I feel such a deep love between father and daughter. Andy, you inspire me very much.
    I will pray for Aimee and your family every day. I ask that the Holy Spirit come now and touch her entire body from the inside to the outside. Heal her from the top of her head to the souls of her feet. Bring Your healing power not only to her but to her family. I pray that you carry them in Your arms now during these times. Give them peace, comfort, love, joy and understanding.
    I ask that you bless every nurse, aide, doctor that has any contact with this family. I ask this in Jesus name Ameh.
    I will continue to pray and keep looking for updates on ya’ll.

  155. I read this article about your daughter on and wanted to express my sincere prayers to the family for her recovery and your strength to support her at this trying time. I have also experienced a similiar situation so I understand the anxiety of waiting, hoping and praying for someone you love so dearly. I even began to bargain with God for my mother’s recovery. As you mentioned, it’s all God’s plan continue to stay encouraged for her and talk to her as she is always listening. As prayers go up blessings come down.

  156. Our prayers are with you and the family we are the sister inlay to Dick and Tina friends from Atlanta.Tina had called us SUnday and Aimee will be on our list at church tomorrow night and in our prayers daily at this time. He is the great physician and your witness has already been seen by many. May tonight bring joy in the morning.

  157. Father,
    We lift this young woman to you with thanksgiving in our hearts. We fall to our knees and praise you for each small miracle that you have shown this family through their beloved daughter. In your name we reach our hearts and minds out and send Aimee peace and hope. Collectively, Lord, we bow with outstretched arms to the heavens begging you push LIFE into this young woman. Push LIFE into her body, in the name of Jesus. Send peace into her soul so that WHEN she comes through this travesty she may use this in Your name to serve you, to praise you, to glorify you. We raise Aimee to you right now. Right now. Right now. Right now. We lift our heads and give you all the glory for this future miraculous recovery story. Change her course, quicken this recovery, heal her mind, strengthen her heart, tear down all negative thoughts and place hope in their place. We ask this in Your name, heavenly Father. You and you alone can defy this narrowing prognosis. We believe. We pray. We faithfully BELIEVE! Touch her, Father. Do it this very hour. Touch her. Show her your grace, give her your peace, grant her this beautiful life she has begun. In the name of Jesus. We BELIEVE!

  158. Andy, I am lifted up by your faith and positive outlook for Aimee. She is in my prayers! Praying for God’s healing grace and His glory.

  159. you probably don’t know me but i graduated from SGHS with aimee. i have known who she is since 6th grade. i don’t know her personally and she may not know who i am but i am a christian and from the sound of all your posts that makes us siblings in Christ. i am praying for aimee and i will put her on the prayer list at my church. i know that you will find the strength and hope you need in God.

  160. Lifting Aimee up in prayers…in times like this we can rely on the fact that God is always in control and is beside you through this …

  161. I am keeping Aimee and your family in my everyday prayers… stay strong:)

  162. Copeland Family,

    I wish that I had the words to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your precious daughter and sister’s plight. My heart goes out to you all. Please know that my prayers are continual for you all. I find myself praying throughout the day as I can’t get your family off my mind. Melissa speaks so highly of your family and I know that you all are special from the updates that are posted. God bless.

    When you’re overwhelmed with fears and all your hopes are drenched in tears, think not that life has been unfair and given you too much to bear, for God has chosen you because, with all your weakness and flaws, He feels that you are worthy of the greatness of His wondrous love.

  163. I am truly sorry to hear about your daughter. Please stay strong. Faith and love go a long way. I was told last year multiple times my baby would not make it as he was on a lung bypass machine in complete respiratory failure. Prayer pulled him through. God has a plan and I pray his plan is to bring your daughter’s beautiful smile back to you. Stay strong.
    God bless,

  164. Aimee, I heard about your story thru my Women on a Walk group at Bethlehem FUMC and just wanted you to know that we are all sending prayers and lifting you up! Us Aimee’s are tough, so keep fighting girl! Your prayer warriors are with you! God Bless!

  165. I respect ur heavy heart, i feel the love u hav for ur daughter! Best wishes to u ur family and ur daughter.
    I want to say im sorry ur daughter had such lousy care at Tanner Carrollton. That place is known for it’s terrible treatment and care. I mean no disrespect but ur lucky ur daughter left that ED. with her leg. I would not bring my worst enemy there, i would not trust them treating a zit.

  166. Dear Friends, I do not know you or your beloved daughter, but after reading your story and witness of faith I feel compelled to keep you all in my prayers and spread word of your need. Let the power of the prayers being lifted in your honor strengthen and support you. And know parents and friends, known and unknown to you, are uniting on Aimee’s behalf. God Bless.

  167. Dear Copeland Family,

    Dad you are truly amazing, I don’t know how you do it( Only by the grace of God) , but God knows your heart and prayers of healing for Aimee. I can feel prayers pouring out to Aimee and for your family! May God bless you! Dear God, we ask in your Son JESUS name keep your loving arms around this young lady Aimee she is one of yours. Jesus said “let him ask in faith” JAMES 1:6

    May God bless you!

  168. your story is very touching!! i will tell you flat out….don’t ever give up and don’t think for one minute that these doctors have all the answers!!
    i have a son, 15 months old now, he is disabled but he is alive and he smiles, laughs and is the biggest cuddle bug ever!! he can’t talk, walk, crawl or eat w his mouth but he can breath by him self after the doctors said that he would never b able to do so!! they said he wld b in a vegetable state but he is not!!
    he was in the nicu for 5 months on life support, including the ventilator, oscillation and even ECMO!! he had 9 chest tubes, and a complete removal of his right middle lobe of his right lung!! he was the only baby to survive that surgery in 2 years under 6 months of age and yet the doctors said he would never make it off the surgery table!! i was told every day for 3 months that my son was going to die, no matter what because his lungs were dying inside of him from an unknown disease and it was not reversible!! they told me i was prolonging the inevitable. i refused to listen to them, refused to give up. he had many days where things wld look better only to get worse the very next day!! i was told i was being cruel even to allow him to keep living through life support cause his brain was already effected by dandy walker and the ECMO caused further, severe neurological damage!! i prayed many times a day, others prayed for him, churches prayed fir, i had him blessed and baptized while on these machines. i didn’t even get to good him until he was 9 weeks old and when i did it was horrible having to b so careful not to knock the machines. that first time i held him something just told me not to ever give up cause he wasn’t going to. i just felt like right then i knew he was not going to die. a few weeks later he almost passed while i was holding him. he turned blue, stiff and his machines were going crazy. the doctors and nurses told me he was dying and he just couldn’t take any more. they said he would be gone in only a few minutes. i found my self screaming inside and yet all i could do was look to god and i didn’t ask, i demanded he let me keep my child and that he did not take him. gavin is his name and he is still here w me everyday. gavin defied every doctor and medical evidence against him. he lives because of god and the power of prayer. so don’t u give up and don’t think for a minute about her dying, that lets in weakness and doudt and she can feel u and your feelings. u fight w her, for her and give it all to god w no doudt that your daughter will live. I’m praying.

    • Dear, I posted a link to a church in an earlier post.
      If you go to St. John menu you can see how to request a prayer. They ship holy oil for anointing the sick. I will be praying for your child, for Aimee and family.

  169. Andy,
    I am praying for Aimee, and your family. Remember, God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask or imagine. I am very thankful of how God is using your positive outlook to help others during this time of Aimee’s miracle!!!

  170. keeping you in my prayers!

  171. I’m sorry to hear of Aimee’s set backs…God will prevail and he does have a plan…Keep the faith and prayers…Prayer does heal. Isaiah 41:10 is my rock and strength in time of crisis. I will continue to pray for her speedy and healthy recovery. May God be with you, your family, and Aimee. God Bless

  172. Comment

  173. Word of Aimee’s accident and subsequent hospitalization has spread all the way to Dallas, Texas! We are standing in the gap for your beautiful daughter! We are praying courage and strength for the family and desernment for her team of doctors! With God all things are possible!

  174. You are in our prayers, Aimee and family!

  175. Praying for your beautiful daughter & praying for your entire family as well! I saw thus post on Facebook & we will get prayers started all around Perry, GA!

  176. Aimee and all of you in the family are certainly in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. Peace and Grace continue to be with you …

  177. My heart goes out to the family. You are so strong and positive! just what your beautiful Aimee needs. Keep inspiring her, with music, read books, read posts others make. Feed her the positive strength she needs! My thoughts and prayers are with you!


  179. Prayers will be said

  180. Many prayers coming from the desert southwest for Aimee and her family. Fight the good fight Aimee.

  181. I hold you all in my heart.

  182. This critical situation causes my heart to ache for you and I want you to know that Aimee and her parents will remain in our prayers. It is only by the grace of my God that I can pray for the healing of Aimee and that a miraculous recovery will begin to take place. I pray that the sweet Holy Spirit will come and touch her injuries and drive the enemies of Aimee’s body out. Our wonderful Lord knows her needs and yours and He will supply them all as He sees fit to do. Know that there are people in Newnan holding you up before God and ask His wisdom and care be with you.

  183. We are still mourning the loss of our beloved 25 year old son. But that in no way will keep my from praying with endless hope for your dear daughter. May you feel the peace of the LORD with you as you wait to see how He will heal your child. God bless Aimee.

  184. Prayers to you all. I reposted on Facebook. We are all praying for you and for Aimee.

  185. I kinda knew Aimee, and have had the blessing of knowing her for the past couple years. Many of my friends know her, and are also thinking of her. She is probably THE kindest, warmest, and most caring person I’ve probably ever met! Her drive and zeal for life is inspirational for anyone who knows her– she is always on the-go. And she also takes her time to help others that were not as fortunate in the world– which is a quality one does not see in many young people today. My thoughts and prayers are with Aimee and her family, and I hope for the best for Aimee and am thinking of the family!

  186. Prayers are definately sent, but it sounds like more should be done.

    From reading the story, early on it sounds like she may have been dismissed too soon by doctors, especially after she complained of extreme pain. There are way too many cases of dismissal and wrong diagnosis brought on by insurance companies as well as hospital budgets.

    I know right now this is the furthest thing from your mind but I would definately consider legal council.

    Blessings and prayers.

  187. My name is Cliff. I am a 50 year old male and live in Loganville. I will say prayers for your wonderful daughter immediately. I also have chronic MRSA. Nothing at all compared to what Aimee is suffering. I can only hope and pray that the burn unit can keep her stable and bring your daughter back to you. I have used the burn unit before from Augusta for a 4 year old wound that would not heal due to MRSA in my stomach from 2003-2007. Again my thoughts and prayers are with you and Aimee. GOD bless you all and hope you continue to update us.

  188. I cannot fathom the emotional roller coaster your family must be going thru but God will be with you and your family to help you all overcome this horrible thing satan has done. My prayers are with you.

  189. Prayers are being lifted as I type.

  190. Aimee is a joy be be around. From eating her homemade granola bars, hiking in the woods or just talking about music.
    Aimee and all of her family and friends are in our prayers.

  191. Andy and Donna, Thinking of you and praying for all of you….especially for sweet Aimee! Still can see Aimee, Paige and our Amy riding bikes at the lake or hanging out playing cards! It is our prayer that Aimee gets her miracle and quick healing. We are also praying for God to give you and Donna strength as you stand by Aimee’s side. Lots of love to all of you!

  192. “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted ; He rescues those crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
    Praying for y’all!

  193. Andy, family & friends of Aimee,
    I am praying for your precious Aimee. What an accomplished young lady she is! You have a wonderful faith, Andy – you are an inspiration to us all. As a parent, I can imagine what you are going through & my heart aches for you. I have posted this on Facebook & will continue to ask my friends to pray.
    God Bless you all.

  194. At times like these man is helpless…
    It is only God who can speak the words
    that calm the sea,
    Still the wind,
    and ease the pain…
    So lean on Him and you will never
    walk alone.

    Continued prayers and love to you all.

  195. At a meeting of the United Methodist Women tonight, we learned about Aimee. She and your family were put on our prayer list.

  196. At a meeting of the United Methodist Women tonight, we learned about Aimee. She and your family were put on our prayer list.

  197. Im praying!
    Duluth Ga

  198. At a meeting of the United Methodist Women tonight, we learned about Aimee. She and your family were put on our prayer list.

  199. Praying that Aimee will not only survive but thrive!! She is indeed lucky to have a father such as you that will NOT give in to the negative thoughts and continues to trust God especially at a time such as this. God bless you all.

  200. I was wondering if you knew about the organization website called “CARINGBRIDGE” It is FREE and lets you update and connect with everyone and they just log into the website. I thought it might help. Prayers continue for Aimee’s recovery! Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    • Do not give up hope! There is a woman here in Atlanta whose entire body shut down due to a horrific infection. Even though she had both feet and both hands amputated to survive, she is alive and well today. Prayer is a powerful tool and works! I will pray for her and the family every day!

    • Advocate for high-dose intravenous (IV) Vitamin C for Aimee. See

    • Please know there is a host of people you’ve never met who are lifting you and your family up for total healing and recovery. My son and his home Bible study group is included.

      God wants you whole! Jeremiah 30:17 — For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds. AMEN

  201. Father you know every fiber in Aimee’s body , I pray for your perfect will to be in charge here. I pray you will restore Aimee’s health. I pray for a peace that surpasses all understanding in all those affected. JESUS NAME AMEN.

  202. Praying for your daughter and family. May God bless you and give you peace in this time of need.

    Suwanee, GA

  203. May God Bless Aimee will all his infinite love and care. I am so sorry this has happened to you and your family. The burn center in Augusta is the most amazing place I have ever been to. (After my husband was burned, we spent two years driving back and forth from Albany for many more surgeries). Aimee is in the best hands spiritually and physically. Healing Prayers for Aimee.

  204. Hi, this is Jessy from Switzerland! I just read about Aimee on Facebook!! I am sendig all my love and best wishes to you!!! I hope she will recover!! lots of love and hugs!!

  205. Dear The Copeland Family,

    My name is Janelle Tuck Hansberger and 19 months ago I suffered from
    NF and spent 40 days in Piedmont hospital in Atlanta fighting for my life. My left leg was amputated and I nearly died four times. I am doing great now – I am back to doing the activities I love to do: running, riding bikes with my 2 boys, hiking and living a full life! I want to give Aimee and your family hope!! I am praying for you all! I now live in Charlotte, NC and would love to help you in anyway I can. My email address is:

  206. I am so sorry to hear this. I have a daughter and couldnt imagine going through what you and your family are. When our children hurt we hurt. I hope god and prayer with make you and her stronger. It sounds like she is fighting to stay with you. You do know that she would choose her family and to live. Help her talk to her, pray with her, touch her. I will pray and hope that peace and great news will come her and your way. There is nothing like the love of god, family and friends. Bless you all..

  207. Sending out prayers for Aimee.

  208. Father God, you know Every Fiber of Aimee’s Being How she is made because you are her Creator. I pray for your Perfect Will to be done right now. Father your Word says By His Stripes We Are Healed. I know this Could mean Here Or In Heaven But Lord We are In A time We need to See Your Miracle Healings Now. I Pray you will Heal Aimee’s Body. That you would Make her Whole. I pray for a peace that Surpasses all Understanding, I Pray a comfort around the Family and Friends of This Beautiful Soul. I Thankyou For Andy and His Faith Not to Give Up. Father Please Have your Way in Aimee’s Life. We ask all this in Jesus Name Amen.

  209. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  210. Andy,

    My thoughts and prayers are with Aimee and your family. Jeremiah 29:11~ For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  211. My heart just broke to hear Aimee’s story, and prayers continue for her improvement and for your family.

  212. Please update us on Amiee’s condition. She is in our family’s prayers.

  213. I am so sorry for your injurary. I will be praying for you. Just keep faith in God and he will see you through this time of need. God bless you.

  214. My prayers to you all.

  215. I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter. I read about her online and just wanted to say that my prayers go out to her and I am praying for her to have a full recovery!


  216. Praying for u Aimee & your famiy may God bless u & send u to a speedy recovery! God Bless

  217. Praying for Aimee and her friends and family

  218. You need to contact Deborah Martin at Northside hospital, she saved my dads life and leg from Necrotizing Facitis. She is one of the top specialist in the country on this condition. My dad was also treated at Tanner after being ejected from his truck. They just “cleaned” his wounds and sent him home after multiple trips back up there and having the same flu like symptoms and extreme pain. He wasnt diagnosed for 2 weeks until he was at the orthopedic surgeon to look into a knee replacement and the dr saw his wound and called an ambulance and had him in emergency surgery at Northside with Dr. Martin. He was already septic. She saved his life. Miracles really do happen and I am praying for yall!

  219. Cannot imagine what you all are going through. I pray that Aimee makes a complete recovery. I pray that God takes her in his arms and protects her, washes away all the infection and takes away the pain. This family will continue to be in my prayers!!

  220. I just wanted to let you know that First Baptist Church of Lilburn is praying for her. Many are sharing on their facebook page, we prayed for her in staff meeting yesterday and will be praying for her in our prayer meeting tonight and will continue to pray for her!
    “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

  221. Aimee, you shall live and not die. You have work to do for God, and I just asked him to give you another chance at life so that you can share your miracle with others. Your life is special to him, and he has chosen you for this test. You will survive, with a powerful anointing on your life to bring souls into the kingdom of God, and to minister hope to those who suffer traumatic experiences. You are his chosen vessel, you are special to him. I thank God for you and the many lives that you have yet to touch. God bless you. (Family, hang in there, have faith). God bless!

  222. As a father of a 28 year old girl my heart goes out to you and your family, I am sending my prayers and best wishes in such a trying time. May god watch over everyone.

  223. Sending many prayers and blessings your way and wishing Aimee a complete recovery! I also wanted to recommend homepathic medicines to consider in supporting her recovery. There is one in particular called Pyrogenium that might be worth exploring. It is known to help with severe infections and can have an immediate and positive effect.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  224. Sorry to learn about this tragic patient. Larry Cone and I described this illness in 1987 in the New England Journal of Medicine. I am not a clinician, but I have consulted on thousands of cases of the illness. I have a question: Is this young woman receiving multiple antibiotics (clindamycin, vancomycin, and rifampin) AND intravenous immunoglobulin. Many of the symptoms are due to toxins, and these can be neutralized by intravenous immunoglobulin, increasing her chances of survival.

    Let me know if I can help.



  226. Praying for You Aimee and all your family and friends. I’m asking Jesus to heal you and bring you back to fullness of health and life!

  227. I don’t see where hyperbaric oxygen has been used. The article about Aimee even gives a link to a website for this as a cure.

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which can help prevent tissue death and promote healing—- right from the website.

  228. Bless your heart Mr. Copeland. My heart goes out to you and I admire your strength and courage. Prayers are going up. Miracles do happen.

  229. Such a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go to Aimee and family.

  230. I would love to donate blood, but I am in Santa Maria CA. Is there anything I can do?

  231. I am praying for your daughter’s recovery and for you to have strength to get through this.

  232. I was reading Fox news when I came upon the story about Aimee. Suddenly the the News on currant World Events did not matter…there is a pretty young lady fighting for her life. Family, friends, and her boyfriend Ben….broken and confused. I pray for answers to prayers…God will heal Aimee….Blood of Jesus cover the situation. If she survives, what a testimony this girl will have….if she goes home to be with The Lord….she has her leg, she is well, happy, and she is shines as a “Bride” There she waits to see her loved ones arrive at the Wedding….we should All get ready.

  233. This event is horrific. My prayers go out to your family. Zip lines can be very dangerous as I had a minor accident on one in Costa Rica last year. If they are home made, stay off of them. If the zip lines are in third world countries, stay off of them. It is not worth it. The staff is generally not properly trained.

    God Bless

  234. I am praying for Aimee. I can´t immagine the pain for all.
    I´m from Mexico City, let me know if I can do anithing for Aimee. God Bless you.

  235. I know this is going to sound waaaay out there, but I have heard that electric shock treatment has been used to cure a similar type flesh eating condition of a brown Recluse spider bite. Anybody else heard this?

  236. You have our prayers as well. We will be keeping her in our thoughts until we hear some great news and then she will continue in our hearts

  237. Prayers sent her way,

  238. I just read about Aimee on the Fox News website and found your site. I am so very sorry to hear about this terrible accident and the life threatening results. I am lifting you all up in prayer as I type this. May God take care of Aimee and comfort her family!

  239. I was inflicted with this terrible disease to my left leg 4 years ago. I was so lucky to be in a teaching medical hospital, Mass Gen in Boston. It is most often no diagnosed quickly, as in this case. Please educate yourself nd your friends and family about this terrible, painful disease. I am praying for this child and her family. I’ve shared on my Facebook page. Please know that we are all praying for the best outcome…I’m so sorry and sad that you are all havingto go through this.

  240. I just said a prayer to our Lord Jesus God Bless you !

  241. My thoughts today will be about Aimee, the struggles of this young woman with so much potential and a now renewed gratitude for life. All life. Prayers for her and her family. Aimee’s situation makes all my own problems so inconsequential, so minute, so absurd to even think about today.

  242. I am praying for Aimee and her family!

    I clicked where it said “Click here for more posts on Aimee’s condition” and it takes me to a page that says No Results Found. The last update I saw was on 05/08/12 at noon. Just wondering how she is progressing?


  244. I do not know your family but am saddened by what has happened to your daughter. I will pray for her and your family.

    • I relly HOPE that she gets better,and if they do take off the maske she servives!
      I am 10 years old

  245. I cannot begin to imagine what the Copeland family is going through with this horrific tragedy to their beautiful daughter Aimee. My family and I were just discussing how fast life can change. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to the Copeland’s and Aimee and her friends. My God be with you all during this most difficult time. God Bless you all.

  246. Parying for your daughter and your family at this time. So heartbreaking. God bless and keep you Amiee.

  247. Please try using Collodial silver both internally and externally. Collodial silver kills bacteria and viruses. It would be worth a try.

  248. Please try to get her to hang in there. I lost my leg and hip to the disease. I was also not supposed to live, to walk, or to do stairs. I spent 7 months in hospitals. I now have a prosthesis and am alive, I am walking, and I can do steps! Don’t give up. With God anything is possible.


  250. I just read about Aimee on fox news. I am so sorry to hear what is going on. I will pray that a miracle will occur.

  251. Aimee and family hang in there, it appears I and many people all over this great country, including here in San Diego, have you in their prayers. That’s a lot of healing power being focused on you. Stay positive. I don’t know Ragan further up in the comments but those are powerful words worth repeating. God Bless.

  252. I am a complete stranger but read of your situation on Drudge Report.
    I am praying for a miracle for her.
    PS the update site is down – probably too much traffic

  253. Aimee might benefit from high-dose IV (intravenous) Vitamin C. Immediately. Reference

  254. Thoughts and prayers to Aimee and the family.

  255. I usually don’t respond to stories/articles but this one has really touched me to the core. She is such a beautiful young lady and even though everything looks grim, Mr. Copeland, thankfully we have a God to believe in and God that does amazing things. I have faith that she’ll come out of this and will learn to work and prosper with her new disability because she WILL be given a new life. It’s funny because I have a 13 year old son and and we live near beaches where the water is brownish in color and I don’t let him in it because I tell him that bacteria survives in that water and there’s a chance if you get a cut you can get that flesh eating disease. I think that’s why this story has resonated with me so much.

    I will pray for her as well as your entire family.

  256. Keeping Aimee and her family and Mirafriends in my thoughts and prayers. I had this terrible disease in 1999 and almost lost my arm and my life. Miracles happen !!!!!!!!!! Everyone keep praying !!!!

  257. I personally spoke with a women and her husband who contracted a flesh eating disease (no cure) on her right arm (I witnessed the white pigmented healed skin). She said her Doctor came to her and said he’d have to remove her arm in 30 days unless she came up with some other solution and suggested she get on the internet. Soon after a women at her church said she was tired of seeing her suffer and said she doesn’t know if this will work but it helps alot of people and she might give it a shot. The product was Monavie (concentrated Acai) and she drank alot of it and applied the gel to her skin. Months later she fully recovered and her and her husband credited Monavie for saving her life. I don’t sell Monavie, but thought it might be a shot to aid in Aimee’s recovery. God Bless you Aimee!

  258. Aimee, hopefully your experience will bring a “Cure” to this terrible (bacterial) disease, “God Bless You” and thank you for your love and courage.

  259. Tomorrow morning my circle, The Barb Bryant Circle will meet at First United Methodist Church, Punta Gorda Florida will meet and Amiee will be put on our prayer list. I am also adding to my very powerful pray Warriors list. It has members in USA, Canada, England, and God is so very faithful in answering our prayers. Will be praying for the Lord’s perfect comfort to cover Amiee and her family. Will ask Jesus to bless and lead the medical teams that are caring for her. For understanding and acceptance to God’s perfect plan. We love you Amiee and Jesus loves you, always remember than. Amen

  260. I pray for you and your family. Sometimes our prayers are not answered, but I truely hope that yours are. Life is not fair and seeing bad things happen to good people is always hard, but you must remain strong.

  261. My prayers are with you all.

  262. My heart goes out to Aimee!! I pray for her recovery and for her family and friends during this time!

  263. I don’t know aimee but I am praying for her my brother n law went to the burn center almost 3 years ago they are great down there.i will try to go give blood for her

  264. I Pray for your daughter that God’s will be done in her life and I so pray for the family that God gives you strength and holds each of you tight.

  265. I will be praying for the peace of God to carry you through this terrible time. May God bless you all!!

  266. God Bless you Aimee and your family

  267. My deepest prayers are with Aimee and your family. Let’s pray that someone who has extensive experience with these types of infections hears your story and can somehow turn things around to save Aimee.

  268. Our family will keep you and your family in our prayers.. Keep faith during these times.

  269. i am so sorry to hear someone getting this terriable bacteria. Necrotizing fasciitis has also touched my family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  270. the whole world is praying for Aimee!! God Bless!!

  271. Aimee, I am praying for you and your family for a full recovery. Andy I cannot imagine as a parent what you are going through as I am also a parent.

  272. Awesome news update just now! Praying, praying and praying…

  273. Just want you to know that we are praying for Aimee here at Cornerstone Baptist in Hartwell, Ga. Glad to hear some encouraging reports at the 3:55 blog. God bless you!

  274. This is so tragic!1 My thoughts and prayers will be with the family.Prayers for this young beautiful woman to be healed….

  275. Praise God for the good news posted today!

  276. The FDA already knows of the cure!!! Go to American Biotech Labs site. One of their products is called Silver Sol gett it at 30 plus ppm. Put in external and she should be downing 6 to 10 tablespoons an hour. It willnot and cannot harm her in any way!!! Now go!! The militray wants to y=use this stuff, but those that do not want you or Aimee to survive hold it all back . Get real mad!!!

  277. I know she will be ok. She will make it.

  278. praying for complete healing for your daughter Aimee. God Bless you all!

  279. I will pray for that beautiful girl and her family that she overcomes this terrible thing. God watch over you all.

  280. May God bless your family and heal Aimee.

  281. I’m praying for you Aimee! Geet Well soon.

  282. This story has left everyone speechless that I have shown.. I’m a first semester nursing student at Western Kentucky University and this story has already made it up to Kentucky and I have been spreading the word and for everyone to keep Aimee in their prayers! Everyone needs to hear about this because this girl. She is the strongest girl EVER! Keep your faith!!

  283. I have been lifting up Aimee and your family to our loving Lord since I read about Aimee’s situation a couple of days ago. I have asked everyone I know to pray for her. God is Sovereign. He has all of you in the palm of His hand. The comments posted have touched me beyond description. She is a wonderful young woman. I will continue to pray for all of you. Thank you for the updates.

  284. Amiee,

    May God be with you and heal your body. Thoughts and prayers are with you from someone in Rhode Island. Stay strong and your family is in my thoughts as well.

  285. We are hoping and praying for all the best for Aimee in Frisco, Texas.

  286. I don’t know you or your family, but just wanted to express my thoughts and prayers for you all and specifically for Aimee. I will continue to pray that God blesses you and your daughter with peace, patience and strength through all of this and pray for her continued healing. I am so glad to hear she has taken a turn for the better!

  287. My heart goes out to you in this horrible accident. I am praying for a complete recovery of health for Amy. I’m sure she will need a lot of support dealing with losing her leg, but she seems like a resilient person.

  288. Please get well, i wish you and your family the best, do not give up keep fighting, you can beat this..

  289. Colloidal silver in high dosages / PPM will help kill anything …Best of luck.

  290. Get well Aimee xx

  291. I’m sorry that don’t have words to make up for your pain and worry. Only that God knew Aimee before she was formed, and He loves her. I pray for your peace and strength, that you can trust Him, and for Aimee’s healing.

  292. Amy we wanted to tell to you that we wish you best of luck in healing as soon as possible, all the angels are with you, especially god. we pray for you and have faith for you that you will heal soon. best of luck.

    Sincerly, Lana and april 🙂

  293. I don’t even know you but my prayers are with your sweet daughter and your family. I wanted to let you know about a free website that can keep your freinds and family up to date on Aimee’s progress and you can post photos and people can leave messages for you in a guestbook. It is completely FREE.

    I will continue to pray!

  294. Praying for you young lady! With God all things are possible.

  295. To Aimee’s father:
    Dear Sir, I caught my breath when reading that you were told Aimee’s chances were “slim to none.” Those were the exact horrific words my parents were told about me in February. I suffered from acute respitory distress syndrome. But after 2 months, airlift & 3 hospitals, I am home. While in the hospital, I got a bit fiesty too about the restraints and restrictions. I hope that means promising news for you all. I join those keeping Aimee and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  296. We are praying for your fast recovery and for Peace of God to fold around yo and your family. God Bless You! Be Strong and get well soon!

  297. Aimee: Your are in the thoughts and prayers of MILLIONS of people…and one of them is in Ashland, OR. This may be thousands of miles away by physical measures, but love and support know no such measure. PULL THROUGH THIS !! I know you will…I know you’ll be an inspiration to others too.
    May gentle wind be ever in your face and the road rise to meet you always.

  298. My heart is so saddened by your story. What a lovely daughter you have. She is beautiful and radiates love. I asked my husband (a physician) how this could happen. Unfortunately, no concrete answers, it seems this is difficult to diagnose, especially in an emergency room. Still, it seems like the last thing any person would expect. I just want you to know I am praying for you!

  299. Andy,

    Please email me. I would like to share some information that may help.

  300. Prayers from Brisbane, Australia.

  301. I am sending prayers for strength to Aimee and to everyone surrounding her.

  302. I dont know ur family but i am praying for your daughter. I know what ur family is going through i have recently had to fight the same type of infection. It is a scary place to be. I believe in prayer and will be praying for all of you!

  303. As the mother of a son with a kidney transplant, I can relate to your presence of mind. I will keep Aimee in my thoughts and prayers. Life is so precious, expecially out children’s.

  304. Our Lord is holding sweet, beautiful Aimee in his arms. She feels his love. I will continue to pray for Aimee and her healing and recovery. Thank you Mr Copeland for sharing her story and updating us. As you know, people from all over the world are praying for Aimee. And you. Thank you.

  305. Go Aimee!! Much support to the family.

  306. Reading scared me so much because a couple of weeks ago I went zip lining and I could only think of what could happen. Now to read this and to know that it happened to a fellow alum brings it full surface for me. I will definitely be praying her and I know she will make a strong and speedy recovery

  307. First, my hopes and prayers are with Aimee and her family. I will share that I am a survivor of a very similar nucrotic infection on both my feet/heels after surgery on both heels at age 16. Dr’s were baffled and I was placed in isolation and deemed in critical condition, then given multiple anti-biotics until astute young Dr. determined it was a micro-organism infection caused by salt water and sand (I grew up in Atlantic Coasal area). I hope the medical personnel are as tenacious and the cause of this infection is undersood quickly. Please hang in there Aimee!

  308. What is a Zip Line?
    I’m so glad she is doing better and hope she speeds her full recovery speeds forward. Lets pray the clouds of pain and illness go away with a sunny day and some sunshine to speed her recovery.

  309. We continue to keep Aimee in our prayers. May our Lord give your family and your precious daughter divine strength. Meg and Sanders Lee in Spartanburg

  310. My prayers are with her. She’ll make it I’m sure of it. I have MRSA so I know what she went through and will go through she’ll need to be strong and a lot of support. God Bless her.

  311. Aimee you and your family are in my prayers. I will send a request out to friends around the world. May you be blessed.

  312. Baby steps in the right direction! Keep fighting Aimee. It’s amazing what strength we have when needed. To her family, stay strong for her and for one another, that is the most important in this battle for her recovery. I will keep Aimee and your family in my prayers.

  313. I don’t know Aimee but was touched by her story. She, her family/friends and medical practitioners are in my prayers

  314. Greg Cote
    Dina and I are more than happy to join in prayer for your friend…we worship an awesome God …which nothing is impossible …may God almighty bring healing to Aimee and guide the Drs hands as they work their wonders of healing they have ….may her family be comforted by His love and and may God bring a strength for all of Aimee’s family and friends to endure thru this time of Aimee’s needs it is in the name above all other names that we pray..Thank you God for allowing us to come before you thru the sacrifice of your son….Amen

  315. Ten bucks says she had sepsis and it did not get treated
    properly fast enough. My Pastor died at 57 from that.

  316. Praying for her speedy recovery and for God to have his hands on her doctors’ & guide them in their efforts to heal her. You have an army of believers praying for Aimee. From the comments left here..there are prayers being sent up in her name all over the country. I have seen what prayer can do. I have a cousin who was born with a heart defect. He was a blue child until a few months he’s all pink & running around. God had his hands on him. I believe he will do the same for Aimee. Prayers for you & your wife as you go through this hurtful time with her. I also have a daughter at UWG and my heart goes out to you.

  317. OMG! I was just sharing this story with my fiance and earlier today it was posted that her condition was deteriorating… as I was sharing the story I see that she is showing signs of improvement!! Go Aimee!!! You have so many people praying a rooting for you! You can do this!! Stay strong girl! I dont even know you and I am thinking about you!

  318. Father please touch Aimee’s body to begin & continue the healing process. Inspire her healing on every front & those tending to her. Please raise her up in your time God. As you taght us to pray; In the Name of our Savior Jesus we pray; Amen, Amen.

  319. Get well soon Aimee. We wish a speedy recovery.

  320. Hi sweet girl, You and I have never known each other but from me reading your post,, “But i see in my eyes that you are one very STONG girl and I can feel how much you want to get out of that bed so badly and you will whatch, I know you can do it . My thoughts are with you an your BEAUTIFUL dauthger as well all our love to the whole family. God Bless ya.

  321. We continue to pray for Aimee and your family. The JMS Burn Center is a wonderful place to be. The staff is very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. I live in Augusta now, but was born and raised in Carrollton. Please know that you are constantly in many prayers being lifted up to God.

  322. May you and all who love your dear daughter have the strength to walk whatever path is in front of you. Bright and loving blessings surround you all and Aimee.

  323. Our family has been praying for you since this morning when we read the news. We have been specifically asking for the intercession of Blessed Pope John Paul II who was quite an outdoorsman and had specifically a renowned love of kayaking. We will continue to keep Aimee and your family close in prayer! May The Good God bless and keep you !

  324. I’m not going to attempt to imagine what Aimee and her family feel, and have felt, throughout this terribly unfortunate experience. It is the kind of occurrence that most of us live our entire lives lucky enough to never endure. If there is some sort of world order beyond the realm of our control, may it unfold in Aimee’s favor.

  325. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you tonight from Maine

  326. To Aimee Copeland & her family. I read your heartwrenching story on CNN News today & am in shock about the injury you sustained while zip-lining. I live in Denver & am sending prayers as well as a small donation towards your medical bills. I pray you have a complete recovery from your life threatening illness. God Bless you!

    Diana S (from Denver, CO)

  327. Andy and Aimee-

    I will certainly donate love, blood and prayers. I too had nec-fas and nearly lost my life in 2003. It was aweful exierience and wife had just left and I had 2 wonderful children of 8 and 5 at that time. Prayer, my wonderful family and unparalleled friends surrounded me with love, faith and hope-

    You will remain atop my prayer list and will continue to visit your web page. And happy to donate however I can. Andy, should should my experience be of any help during this period email at

  328. I’ll be praying for your family during this difficult time. God will see you through. I pray for a speedy recovery for Aimee and that she’ll get through this and be stronger that ever.

  329. My thoughts and prayers are with you Aimee. I read about your story on fox and you have been on my heart ever since. I pray you and your family have strength durring such a difficult time.

  330. Praying for this beautiful young lady and her family.

  331. god Bless i will keep Aimee in my prayers i saw a TV documentary by 60 Minutes on a Substance called Primal Panacea it was a story about a Allen Smith that was in a coma and on life support and was suppose to die from the SWINE FLU. His brother got ahold of a DR THOMAS E. LEVY MD on the internet and Dr Levy told him how much in a IV his brother should have. If you dont already know about this treatment Do the research!! MAY GOD Bless Aimee!!! Sharon

  332. Aimee and Family,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting sweet Aimee. The Lord is watching over you. God Bless You!

  333. I have been praying for Aimee and will continue to do so.

  334. Please google “Rife Machine” and find a doc who is open to this therapy (radio frequency to rid the bad cells from your body). My son has Lymes and he is Rifing the disease out of his body. It has also been used very successfully for cancer patients when all other therapy’s failed. It is not approved by the government but it works and there are many, many cases to prove it. Prayers are going out to you and your family.

  335. Aimee, I also have lupus and have had it since I was 14 (I’m knocking on 40 now). I’ve been through some pretty hairy times, including kidney disease and a cancer scare. It is possible to pull through it. From what I’ve read, you are a strong person….that and the love of your family and friends (and those who don’t even know you but obviously care) will help you to get through this. Don’t be afraid to lean on them to help with your recovery. Trust me…the support of those who care will get you through. Good luck to you…my thoughts are with you.

  336. I’ve seen NF many times as a nurse and most of the patients did well with lots of great medical care. She is in a great place and is in God’s hands. Lifting up Aimee, her family and the medical personnel who are caring for her. May God give you some peace during this time.

  337. God bless Aimee with a speedy recovery. May she be blessed with little pain, and the courage and strength to carry her through this terrible ordeal. Her online pictures depict a young woman who strong and beautiful (inside and outside), and will fight for her life. I will continue to keep Aimee and her family in my prayers.

  338. My prayers are with Aimee for her healing and comfort and for her family and friends as well. May the Lord move mightily on her behalf! Also praying for an earlier post of a woman whose 9 yr old granddaughter is undergoing surgery and chemo for a brain tumor. God be merciful to these children

  339. Being in the medical field I can tell you the er should have NEVER closed that cut before further observation by a specialist per the type of injury and where it happened. She has a bacteria that grew and manifested to the point of rare return do to this idiot er doc. They treat patients like numbers and make quick decisions without regard. Advice- have her transported to the Mayo Clinic ASAP they will have a team of specialists teamed up for this Particular and delicate case. Get another opinion on possibilities from the best. The leg could have probably been saved Good luck!

  340. Two and a half years ago I contracted the same type of infection. Toxic shock set in causing kidney failure and A Fib. I survived due to excellent treatment and the prayers of many people. I will offer those prayers for Aimee.

  341. There is power in numbers, and Aimee certainly has an army behind her!

    May God cradle you all in the palm of his hand, and that his healing powers be with you both physically and emotionally.

    GO AIMEE!!!!!

  342. Aimee and your family are in my prayers.

  343. Aimee and Family my heart breaks for you during this difficult time. I can’t tell you how many times during the day I stop and lift you up in prayer. We serve a mighty God who hears our crys for Aimee. Praying for your Miracle, by His Stripes we are healed.

  344. I prayed and will continue to pray for sweet Aimee your little girl all grown up. Prayer will pull her through.

  345. Aimee, you immediately yanked on our heartstrings when we heard about what you’re going through.
    Words can’t express how you and all of those reaching out to you with the love of Christ has resonated in our spirits.
    Not that we can ever really know exactly what you’re going through – but we experienced a life altering accident a few years ago that God saw us through – and we know without a doubt that He’s a keeper of His promises and a worker of miracles.

    Our Lord God has promised to never leave you or forsake you.
    He is your shepherd. You shall not want!
    He makes you rest in green pastures, leads you beside still waters.
    He restores your soul. He leads you in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
    He promised that even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you fear no evil because He is with you. He protects you with both His rod and His staff.
    He prepares a banquet table for you – even in the presence of your enemies. He anoints your head with oil, and your cup runs over!!
    Surely mercy and goodness have already followed you (and will continue to follow you) all of the days of your life, and you will dwell in His house forever!!

    The absolutely beautiful outpouring of Jesus’ love for you through His body worldwide is profoundly encouraging. Aimee, the life you’ve already led is awe-inspiring and we’re excited to see how God is going to shine His Glory through you for years to come!

    May He continually keep you in His peace, mercy, and grace (like He promised)!!!
    What an honor to be a sister of yours and to be able to join so many others as we praise Him through your storm.
    With tender love and affection in Christ Jesus,
    Sean and LindaGayle
    Saratoga, NY

  346. We are here in Oregon praying for Aimee’s strength and recovery!

  347. i just saw this story…it is the same thing my aunt had…An oxygen chamber is an absolute necessity! Time is of the essence! We did not know this until her leg had been amputated along with abdominal tissue. DEBRIDMENT is Not ENOUGH! DO WHATEVER you can to get her to a facility with an oxygen hyperbaric chamber! It is the only thing that kills the bacteria…I hope you see this. Sepsis set in with my aunt because she received this treatment too late even though a nearby medical university had a chamber

  348. Father so many are coming to you and asking that you would please help Aimee. father you can do any thing .your will be done please father touch this young girl you are the great healer. Father hear our prayers. I thank you father for what you will do. Please be with the family I hope the know you.

  349. I started the St. Jude novena on your behalf. I will do this novena and pray the rosary for 10 days for you. God will keep and shelter you no matter the circumstance or outcome. The Passion of Christ will strengthen you and his wounds will heal you.

  350. Russia has the antidote for this bacteria. The United States should have strong armed them for it years ago.

  351. Keeping Aimee and her family in our prayers!!! Susan Goldsmith and Babies from Montgomery, Texas

  352. Is it possible she caught the bacteria in the hospital ?

  353. What a shocking story! God bless Aimee and her family. Lots of prayers, love & light xoxo

  354. Praying for Aimee. Praying that you will have peace throughout this hard time. God is in control.

  355. To Aimee and her family,
    I am praying for all of you right now. Aimee I will keep you in my deepest prayers and my heart is with you.

    Jess- NYC.

  356. My prayers are with you and your family, Aimee! Put your faith in God’s healing power and mercy. I have two daughters in college, so I can feel the pain you must all be experiencing. I am a natural health practitioner and ordained minister, and I feel compelled to give you several suggestions to help eliminate the infection and boost up Aimee’s immune system. Liquid bentonite (a purified type of clay, Sonne’s is a good brand) taken internally will bind with bacteria (including MRSA and other pathogens) and safely eliminate them from your body. Zeolite (also a type of clay, Organic by Nature is a good brand) will do the same thing. Probiotics (good bacteria) are crucial if antibiotics have been given, to rebuild the immune system and help fight off the infection. These are all inexpensive, natural products and very safe to use. Look for a natural practitioner in your area, and hopefully they carry one or all of these. If not, many companies online sell them ( is a good source). Another suggestion is to find a practitioner who uses a Rife Machine (this uses frequencies and is incredible for quickly eliminating pathogens). These suggestions may sound far-fetched if you’ve never used natural therapies, but they work (the medical community doesn’t use them because they aren’t pharmaceutical drugs). Please let me know if you want more information on these or other natural options. God provides miracles through many sources, so keep an open mind and open heart to any suggestions, which people may offer. God’s blessings to you for a speedy recovery!

  357. I have no money to give you, but I do know that ingesting coconut oil kills viruses and a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) in 200 ml of water daily has very much the same effect. Taken together, they are a very potent combination. Honey, poured onto wounds, covered with plastic wrap and left for 48 hours, then the dressing changed WITHOUT WASHING the wound, but more honey poured on, this repeated every 48 hours until the wound starts to granulate, kills off all necrotic tissue and destroys all kinds of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Find out more by going to,,/dr-mercola/coconut-oil-benefits_b_821453.html
    and my Wiki at also and

    I know that this sounds “out there”, but all the treatments have so far failed. TRY IT! I have cured just about everything in my wife and myself ( we have no children) over the past thirty-odd years using these treatments.

    Aimee deserves to live. I’m sure that you agree with this sentiment. Give her the best chance to do so by using these methods. You can contact me at my e-mail address for any clarification and support.
    Best of love to you all.

  358. My heart goes out to you, your family, community and friends. My son suffered a near fatal airplane accident and during the darkest hours of endless waiting, it was the continual outpouring of support which came to us in the form of emails and phone messages filled with love, well wishes, and prayers that sustained us. I am but a stranger to you but I know a parents heart and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the peace of our almighty God be with you. Blessings.

  359. Lord, continue to place your healing hand on Aimee to help her make a full recovery. We ask this in the name of your son Jesus, whose name has so much power. Amen
    My prayers go out to you too, her family, for strength and the knowledge that God is with you and her doctors.
    God bless you all 🙂

  360. Isa 53:5………….He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

    Ps 118:17……….I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

    Hello to all deepest reguards to you in this time. I pray that Aimee recovers. God is your refuge now and forevermore. I declare and decree a healing in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen

  361. Father,
    We lift this young woman to you with thanksgiving in our hearts. We fall to our knees and praise you for each small miracle that you have shown this family through their beloved daughter. In your name we reach our hearts and minds out and send Aimee peace and hope. Collectively, Lord, we bow with outstretched arms to the heavens begging you push LIFE into this young woman. Push LIFE into her body, in the name of Jesus. Send peace into her soul so that WHEN she comes through this travesty she may use this in Your name to serve you, to praise you, to glorify you. We raise Aimee to you right now. Right now. Right now. Right now. We lift our heads and give you all the glory for this future miraculous recovery story. Change her course, quicken this recovery, heal her mind, strengthen her heart, tear down all negative thoughts and place hope in their place. We ask this in Your name, heavenly Father. You and you alone can defy this narrowing prognosis. We believe. We pray. We faithfully BELIEVE! Touch her, Father. Do it this very hour. Touch her. Show her your grace, give her your peace, grant her this beautiful life she has begun. In the name of Jesus. We BELIEVE!

    – I suggest to everyone to please re-post Ragan’s prayer (see above comment from Ragan). This is a very, very powerful prayer. Mr. Copeland, I know that God is working on Aimee’s healing right now. Our prayers are with you, Aimee, and your whole family.

  362. Dear Aimee and family,
    You and your family should not have to be living through this tragedy! I will pray for your recovery and getting back to your life.
    Robert Arutunian, MD

  363. Aimee and her family have my prayers and wishes for the best outcome.

  364. I’ll never know you, your child or the pain you are going through. I do know what my wife and parents went through when my organs started to shut down two years ago. Doctors in Augusta saved my life and we’ll pray they do the same for her. God Bless you all!!

  365. Im sorry it takes a story like this to gain a better perspective on my own crappy attitude. I pray and hope for strength and courage to you Aimee, and your family. Hang tough

  366. I am a police officer here in augusta and I patrol not too far from the jms burn center at doctors hospital. I do not know aimee but I hope and pray for the best for her. I deal with the worse people on the streets and to see something so bad happen to someone who seems so good is just terrible. Prayers and thoughts for aimee and her family

    Officer Greene

  367. Wishing you all love, light and strength with a full recovery.
    The world is thinking of you! Sometimes things happen when it’s least expected and we are left to wonder why. You have a lot of support. Remember that when things get hard. We wish you all the best during this hard time and hope you make a magical recovery.
    Including a bunch of us in Sydney, Australia

  368. I have a daughter just about your age and I pray that God be with you and your family thru this. You will make it God willing

  369. Praying for Aimee and your family. God has plan for her life and even though we may not understand why things happen the way they do, rest assured that He is never surprised or caught off guard. Our 18 year old daughter had to have heart vavle replacement surgery about (4) years ago due to a bacterial infection that completley destroyed the valve. It was by far the hardest thing our family ever went through with all the uncertainty, complications and up and downs that go along with any medical emergency. God brought us through and He will do the same for Aimee and your family.

  370. I am praying to God to heal you. I know he will. Have faith, stay strong, and be the miracle this world needs to turn back to God Almighty.

  371. Oh Dear Heavenly Father we come to you today to lift up your name JESUS and give you all the praise and glory, we are so thankful that you gave the one gift that no one could ever give, your life for salvation, Lord and we ask at this time Jesus to please remove all infections from Aimee’s body, Oh Father please restore full life back into her body, Lord Jesus we ask that you comfort and instill peace within Aimee’s Mother and Father as you did me when Brett was badly burned and spent 3 agonizing months on life support, listen to our prayers and cries Oh Gracious Father to heal Aimee so she may continue her career helping others in need. Please Jesus spare Aimee to our lives here on Earth, for you truly know we are in need of Aimmees across the globe…In Jesus Mighty Mighty name we pray this to you!!!! Amen and Amen

  372. Symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis include a small or red painful bump that changes to a rapidly growing bruise (sometimes within an hour; (this part of her sysmtoms makes me think of my mother…she had little red dots show up at her ankles and then a dark bruising and then it went to her knees….her legs swelled like elephant legs….the little red dots started showing up at her wrists…she went to Duke hospital and they were baffled at the time, but found some kind of medicine to stop it…she had rest and comfort from it but later had lumps show up on her neck and on her chest…the diagnosis in January of 96 said she had lymphoma cancer…the following February of 97 she died.

    I was just wondering if this is not what my mother had at first

    Symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis include a small or red painful bump that changes to a rapidly growing bruise.

    the LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen

  373. I do not know you, Aimee or your family. Your situation has been laid upon my heart and I have gone to God, friends and family to pray for you and your healing. After reading the last update, I do know that God still provides miracles. I firmly believe that you are one of them.

  374. As a survivor of Necrotizing Fasciitis in 2005 I will keep Aimee, her friends and family in my prayers. It is my sincere hope that awareness regarding this devastating condition is raised. God Bless

  375. I don’t know Aimee, but came across this website through Facebook. Your whole family is in my prayers. May the grace of Jesus Christ be with you.

  376. I will be praying for her and her family. I am so sorry to hear about another zip line accident. I fell from a homemade zip line on March 17, 2012. Thank God I only broke my wrist and bruised up my right side. I was only in bed for a week. The zip line I fell from was very unsafe. The home owners made jokes and made me feel like it was my fault I fell. No one came to check on me, not even when I didn’t show up for church. I hope Aimee’s story will bring some awareness to people who have these zip lines and people who are talked into trying them. I will post this so others can pray also. God bless

  377. Lots of prayers to you.

  378. I can feel what she is going through in 2006 I also had this infection and it was antibiotic resistance until they call in the infection disease doctors I was at the end of my antibiotics they were not working until the doctors discovered the one that saved my life, so I am posting the antibiotic in this forum in hope it just may help this student please pass this along.​hcp/​tygacil?source=google&HBX_P​K=s_tigecycline&HBX_OU=50&​o=47364352|223603648|0&skw​id=43000000415733530

  379. I am praying for your healing and recovery, Aimee. God bless and keep you.

  380. May God show his divine mercy and great healing upon Aimee, as only the great physician can do. I pray just as Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead that he also will raise Aimee up in the hospital bed wide awake and well. He did this for my son and I believe he will do a miracle for Aimee. God bless you all. Jackie in Vermont

  381. Just a fellow Elk from Toccoa. I am on Abes web site and have been following this story. I am so sorry to hear of this.James

  382. My heart goes out to the Copeland family and Aimee’s friends. I as well as many others are praying for her recovery. God is amazing and His love is never faltering. God Bless.

  383. Heavenly Father, I lift up Aimee and her family. I ask you to lay your healing, loving hands on her and restore her body. Father, I lift up the doctors and nurses that are in charge of her care. I ask you to guide their hands. Give them the knowledge to help Aimee get better. I give thanks for all those that have given their time and money to help her family through this tragedy. In Jesus’ Holy name.


  384. Aimee Copeland and her family, friends are in my prayer for recovery. May the LORD bless and keep her safe.

  385. מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: יְהוָה רֹעִי, לֹא אֶחְסָר. 1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    ב בִּנְאוֹת דֶּשֶׁא, יַרְבִּיצֵנִי; עַל-מֵי מְנֻחוֹת יְנַהֲלֵנִי. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    ג נַפְשִׁי יְשׁוֹבֵב; יַנְחֵנִי בְמַעְגְּלֵי-צֶדֶק, לְמַעַן שְׁמוֹ. 3 He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in straight paths for His name’s sake.
    ד גַּם כִּי-אֵלֵךְ בְּגֵיא צַלְמָוֶת, לֹא-אִירָא רָע– כִּי-אַתָּה עִמָּדִי;
    שִׁבְטְךָ וּמִשְׁעַנְתֶּךָ, הֵמָּה יְנַחֲמֻנִי. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; {N}
    Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
    ה תַּעֲרֹךְ לְפָנַי, שֻׁלְחָן– נֶגֶד צֹרְרָי;
    דִּשַּׁנְתָּ בַשֶּׁמֶן רֹאשִׁי, כּוֹסִי רְוָיָה. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; {N}
    Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    ו אַךְ, טוֹב וָחֶסֶד יִרְדְּפוּנִי– כָּל-יְמֵי חַיָּי;
    וְשַׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית-יְהוָה, לְאֹרֶךְ יָמִים. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; {N}
    and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

  386. We are praying for ami and we hope she makes a speedy full recovery. Even though this is a devastating thing that is happening to your family god has ways of dealing with situations. Everything he does is for a reason he has a plan for all of us and what ever that plan may be for ami he will see it threw.
    Remember the story about footprints in the sand when the young boy had so much to bare he couldn’t seem to make it and he looked back on his life and asked Jesus; why at my lowest point in my life there is only one set of foot prints in the sand? Why did you leave me and forsake me god? He told the boy son; I didn’t leave you or forsake you the reason you only see one set of footprints is because I was carrying you.
    So continue to pray remember god always has something in store for all of use. And when you can’t seem to make it hold on tight everything will be ok.

  387. Sending prayers for Aimee and your family

  388. she will be ok

  389. Praying for you Girl, fight hard your Dad and family need you, so sad this happened to you.

  390. Keep on writing, great job!

  391. Hang in there! PLease research other cures such as ACAI it cant hurt but something coudl save her hands! We arepraying for AImee to have supernatural healing-JESUS

  392. Praying for you everyday, God can perform a miracle and I’m pleading with him to heal you…

  393. I believe in the power of prayer!

  394. My family zip-lined on vacation last year, so we know the enjoyment you were hoping for. Our prayers are with you and your family and our vision is for you to recover and find and fulfill your purpose that God has laid out for you. Remember that You+Jesus=everything
    May you be a miracle for us all to witness.

  395. Prayers from a stranger.

  396. God bless Aimee & her family. Lots of love & prayers

  397. Dear Aimee, don’t stop fighting you can beat this. Mr. and Mrs Copeland, my brother almost died from this infection 3 years ago this month. He beat all odds and lived and has continued on with a full life once he recovered. Aimee can beat this. I know what you’re going through. Please learn as much as you can about this horrible infection. Don’t just let a doctor tell you amputation is the only way to stop the infection from eating the flesh away. There are many ways to try to stop it. Please reach out to us if you need information and comfort. My brother had one of the worst cases ever seen in Indiana and he beat it, because the doctors thought outside the box, were quick with their decisions and were bound and determined to save his life.

    • My dear Aimee, I am the brother Keith is speaking of, you can and will beat this, prayers, and the love that is surrounding you at this time is sure to be a factor. I am here to tell you & your parents to understand that you do not have to accept what they tell you, they can remove the necrotic tissue until they see pink viable tissue and once they have achieved that, the bacteria has been cut away and removed.Then the rebuilding starts, which is not easy but can be done.I should know I have the scars to prove it. They can use artificial skin, pig skin for graphs and as long as they do not reject the final graphs will come from your own body. It’s amazing how we heal ourselves. But what I will tell you is to question the doctors on everything, do not just let them amputate because they feel that is the best course of action. If your daughter is a candidate for the HYPERBARIC CHAMBER , and one is nearby then that should be something to consider. The more oxygen, and proteins to get into the body will increase the healing faster and promote growth. In reading the above posts, I read they will amputate more fingers and remaining foot? WHY??? cut away the damaged flash, it can be done…. I am here to for you all if you need someone to reach out to that understands exactly what this horrible bacteria does… Continue to be strong and know that your life will continue on..

    • think you i read your story and i shall pray for AIMEE A REAL BEAUTY SHE LIVES A NIGHTMARE AS IT S IMPOSSIBLE IMAGINE and amputation isn t the only one solution your broter s life istere for to remember that to AIMEE THE IRRADIANTE BEAUTE GO MY FEELINGS SAD AND TO HER FAMILY let us pray for her and her family

  398. Your daughter is definitely a beatiful girl inside and out, her spirit radiates. I will be keeping her in my prayers. May God give you the strenghth to deal with this crisis. God bless you.

  399. Hundreds of prayers are being sent up for Aimee and the family. I work in an office of Edward Jones in Macon and know many in the “EJ” family are praying and hoping to help out in some way.

  400. May the peace of God that transcends all understanding guard your daughters heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Amen.

  401. I am so sorry this has happened to Aimee. God’s plan is perfect! I am excited to see that she is improving and God gets all of the glory. It is my prayer that God will wrap His loving arms around the family and that He will lay His healing hands upon Aimee’s body and heal her from the inside out. I will continue to follow this story and pray for her and this amazing family that she has! God bless you all!

  402. How very sad… Necrotizing fasciitis is horrible, but the terrible thing is most Doctors don’t know it when they see it and end up treating it like flu or something.

    Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by a mutant form of Streptococcus entering the blood stream and attacking the body on two fronts; 1) consuming oxygen from blood cells at the site of the injury, and 2) convincing the body to attack itself. It moves at a rate of 10cm/hour – so there is NO TIME to lose.

    I went through such an ordeal six years ago, and had it not been through the fast and courageous actions of Dr. Sullivan at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, MI AND A LOT OF PRAYER – I would not be here today. I was lucky; I only lost two-thirds of my colon and some of my lung – other than that just some nasty looking scars.

    YES – PRAY and pray like there is no tomorrow. And if you get a injury with an entry wound and start feeling sick after a day – RUN do not walk to the ER, and do not leave until you are certain there is no Necrotizing fasciitis.

    My thoughts and prayers go to Aimee and her family – just remember to lean on God, He will get you through this.

    To the people reading this, please donate – my hospital bill was a little over $500,000.00

  403. Aimee- I have no idea who you are, but your story has made me want to fight for you. such a beautiful smile. Hang in there and fight! You can have your life still!

  404. I know you might not get a chance to read all of these comments, and I know that after a while they become all the same. I know you all are so very scared for life not knowing the certainty of tomorrow. 9 months ago, I was in the same place not knowing whether my mom would live or die. BUT, I promise you the hand of God is resting on your family, and whatever happens, I beg you to give glory to him! I am praying for a full recovery for your daughter and that all your family’s lack of comfort and fear would be eased. I know it’s scary and draining, but PLEASE hang on to God during this time! He’s for you, He loves you, and He walks with you even now. I pray you know the heights and depths of the love of God during this time. God bless you and your family.

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  406. Good luck Aimee, God Bless your family and you as you go through this trial. My thoughts are with you and yours.

  407. I am praying for Aimee everyday. We live near the University and have one daughter in school there and one that graduated there in 2011. My prayers are for your entire family.

  408. I seen the posting on fb. I am so sorry that this has happened to a young girl that has so much to live for and give. My prayers and thoughts are with Aimee and her family and her boyfriend and friends. I hope you pull this and be able to finish college and get you masters degree. Hang in there.

  409. Oh my word. My heart certainly goes out to Aimee and her family. As soon as I saw the headline on Yahoo! today I knew exactly what it was. I am in tears right now because I know just how hard that fight is. 10 years ago, when I was sixteen I managed to contract Necrotizing Fasciitis in my chest which resulted in a complete mastectomy of my right breast. The fight was long and hard and I had a 2% chance of survival but I am here, still standing and that is all thanks to the grace of God. I pray for Aimee and her family that they continue to be strong in this battle for life and that God bestow a miracle upon them.

    • Well, your 2% chances lie somewhere between Aimee’s “slim” and “none” chances the doctors warned. Fortunately for you, me and several others on this site, our God is willing and able to answer even the smallest of prayers with the greatest of miracles. In fact, I think (my opinion) He likes surprising everyone with the biggies just to remind us just how good He is.

      Pray without ceasing.

  410. I feel sooo sorry for her and the family and friends….but god is working…love ya…praying for ya

  411. PRAISE THE LORD that Aimee is awake and alert! We are holding you all up in prayer for the road ahead!!

  412. I love it when doctors give up! When man gets out of the way, God takes over! Praise God for the improvement and healing in Aimee!! There is power in corporate prayer! God is an AWESOME GOD!!!!!

  413. My prayers are with your entire family at this time. She must be a strong woman to make it this far! I pray she continues to improve!! Doctor’s Hospital is a phenomenal hospital. She is in very good hands!!! Evans, GA

  414. As a parent we went through a similar experience with one of our sons. The ordeal nearly drove us mad but he pulled through even though doctors told us to prepared for the worst. Our heart goes out to you & we pray for a speedy miraculous recovery and full life no less than you have enjoyed thus far. xx

  415. To the parents, friends and family of Aimee. My heart goes out to you in the deepest way. My family went through this two years ago with my sister. Don’t give up, pray, and put her on as many prayer groups as possible. Necrotizing Fastitus is like a wild fire that you have to stay ahead of.
    Another program that I highly recommend but we did not know about at the time is the AIM Program based on energy healing. Look up alternative (to standard AMA medicine) alternatives on the Dr. Mercola website. Standard medicine can only go so far, we know, my sister went through it. Have the blood she receives be exposed to ultra violet light, like the tanning bulbs.

    I will hold her and all of you in my prayers. Hearing her story brings up the painful memories of my sisters experience which is ongoing still.

  416. I am praying for Aimee and her family for healing and peace through Christ.

  417. I’ve been praying for Aimee since I read her story. It was great to read some good news today that she continues to fight and that she is awake. Stay strong. Sending love and hope from Charlotte NC.

  418. It’s a very sad situation. I pray for this young woman and her family, God give them the strength to endure this terrible tragedy.

  419. truly, i pray for amy & her family; may the lord bring healing & peace to you all

  420. I was friends with Aimee when she was an undergrad at UGA. Her smile always brought a smile to everyone’s face and I’ve never met anyone that was as sweet as Aimee! I’ll definitely being trying to organize a Fundraiser here at UGA (or at least direct everyone to send money to the paypal site) or try to get a blood drive going here!

  421. My prayers are with you and your family. I know that Jesus died on the cross and bared all of our sickness and diseases and by his stripes Aimee is healed. In the name of Jesus, by the blood of Jesus, she is healed.

  422. Thank you Lord for allowing us to share in this outpouring of love and prayer for Aimee. She is blessed in Your Name by all of us.

  423. Don’t know the young lady or her family, just that I’ve been compelled to pray for her daily (despite considering myself the agnostic type). As a father I can’t begin to imagine what this family is going through but hope we can all share some strength to help them and show the doctors why they’re healers and not bookmakers.

    I’m hoping the next story I see on this is describing her miraculous recovery.

  424. Hope is in prayer and I am praying for all of you! My husband contracted MRSA from an unknown source last August. He was in Vanderbilt hosp for a month. I was told more than once that he would not live but today he is back at work full time. He has some kidney damage but generally is doing well. I agree about the need for blood as he needed it as well. He had been an 11 gal donor himself so he had always seen the importance of giving. Love to all of you!

  425. We are praying and rooting for you Aimee! I know, probably like so many others here, I do not know you. I am a graduate student in Boston, studying for finals and came across the story and hooked on the blog here. I believe you are strong enough to show those bacteria who’s boss!

    In our prayers!

  426. My prayers go out to you Aimee! You have a tough road ahead but you sound like a strong, determined woman! Keep fighting!

  427. Praying for Aimee in Washington State.

  428. AMIEE, you have a lot to do in life , but being in hospital is not one of them. so lets go girl. YOU CAN DO IT joe samples greenville ga.

  429. Wrote a long message last night but don’t see it posted!

    Long story short – cling to Jesus, He’s already clinging to you!!

    Sending you much love and prayer.

  430. The toxin abrin is a dimer consisting of two protein subunits, termed A and B. The B chain facilitates abrin’s entry into a cell by bonding to certain transport proteins on cell membranes, which then transport the toxin into the cell. Once inside the cell, the A chain prevents protein synthesis by inactivating the 26S subunit of the ribosomes. One molecule of abrin will inactivate up to 1,500 ribosomes per second. If used in the right way can kill flesh-eating bacteria its like buring out a fire the bacteria takes in the toxin and then can never reproduce.


    First of all, our prayers are with Aimee and your family. We will be praying to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the soon to be first Native American Catholic Saint, for her full recovery and healing at this time. A few years ago my wife’s young cousin in WA State developed this same disease, and was given only a few weeks to live. A prayer chain within the community was started to Blessed Kateri, and a miracle occured, seeing his full recovery. The Vatican and the Pope have declared the event as an official miracle. Please see the article above from earlier this Spring. May God Bless Aimee and your family and we ask all those who are praying for Aimee’s full recovery to pray and ask Blessed Kateri to intercede on behalf of God and see her through this to full recovery. Amen.

  432. I knew God would save you. He must have something very important for you to do. I pray every day that God use me in a glorious way. The Bible says we will meet those who prayed for us when we reach Heaven. I am really looking forward to meeting you some day. Stay strong…. you are a miracle… and I thank God for you!! You are an inspiration to all!!

  433. Just wanted to say that I am pulling for her every day! As an avid outdoors man, something like this is hard to imagine happening. My sincere hopes for a full recovery!!

  434. I am from the United Kingdom (UK) and my thoughts and prayers are with Aimee and her family. I hope everything works out OK.

  435. Praying for a full recovery. May God bless you and heal you. I was hospitalized for intestinal infection 6 months ago and barely escaped surgery but the anitbiotics kicked in…prayers from New York! Keep fighting!

  436. My prayers are with you Aimee and your family, and friends. I almost lost my life to this Horrible disease in 1999. I can’t quit thinking of you sweetgirl, sending all my love. Stephanie Bratton Pinnt ( a friend that is pulling for you from Yampa, Colorado.

  437. God lead me to the news story about you Amiee, perhaps so that I could join with all the people praying for you and your family. My eyes have tears in them now as I think of you and what you are dealing with. I don’t understand it, and I don’t like it, but some how I know without a doubt that God is good, and he has not and will not leave you.
    I’m going to keep praying and ask my church folks to join with me in praying for you and you family. God bless you Amiee.

  438. Aimee is such a sweet girl with such a positive outlook on life. I wish her and her family the best and may she have a quick recovery.

  439. Andy, Donna, and Paige –

    I have been truly and deeply moved by the incredible amount of support and attention for you guys. All of us that have ever had the pleasure of knowing Aimee and being around her are better for it and her continued fight to get through this is an amazing source of inspiration. I have spent little time this past week doing anything other than checking this page and thinking of you all. I have no doubts that Aimee’s spirit will not be broken by any of this and that she will go on to do great things, as she was always destined to do. You guys have always and will always have a special place in my heart, and if you need anything at all do not hesitate to ask.

  440. This is a rare time where I’m emotionally touched by a complete stranger. I will pray for you.

  441. I am sending you love and healing. You are better and healthy as of now. Believe it. Then it will be so.

  442. Prayers for Aimee and family from Texas. Hope you get well soon sweetie and may you continue to show signs of improvement. That is such a miracle! God Bless Aimee.. we are rooting for you!

  443. Amie dear Amie, we have had the honor of visiting with you often when you served us many times at Sunnyside Cafe. You are one of God’s children. We pray The Good Lord keeps you in the hollow of His Hands with healthy healing of body and spirit. God Bless you and your wonderful family.

  444. May you continue to grow stronger everyday and over come these obstacles you face! You seem to be such a strong and amazing person :] From the outpouring of encouragement and messages, I’m sure you will have all the strength you need! We send our thoughts and hopes that you’re back to your old, happy self in no time!

  445. My heart is breaking for her.

  446. Aimee, heard your story on Fox News. This is a very sad situation. Having a children myself I can only imagine your pain. Aimee seems strong and is a miracle and I will keep checking in to see her progress. All of our prayers are with you here in Washington state. God Bless.

  447. I am so sad to hear that this nasty bacteria has devastated more lives. I had necrotizing fasciitis 14 years ago in June. I was only 23 years old. I was hit by a car and had a bruise that quickly turned into NF. I had tears rolling down my face reading the ordeal that you and your family are going through. While I didn’t lose my leg, I did lose a substantial amount of tissue from my right leg. I was also back and forth to the emergency room, only to be sent home in critical condition. My story is posted on the necrotizing fasciitis ( website under Catena Rodgers. You and your family are welcome to email me if you need someone to talk to. I will be praying for you and your family.

  448. Prayers for Aimee and her family during this most difficult time. Prayers too ,for the physicians that they may be guided by their knowledge and experience in treating this young lady. Healing thoughts for Aimee.

  449. My heart goes out to Aimee and her family. This is a difficult time for her and her family. Stay strong & she will win this battle.

  450. This morning CNN interviewed my daughter Jamie Condon Gaddy, a close friend of Aimee. We are praying for our dear friend. God is good!

  451. Prayers of strength and comfort for Aimee. I wish her the resolve and toughness to heal, and to deal with the toll that this insidious infection has taken on her, both physically and mentally. So many of us are wishing her the best, so I hope she can take God’s peace and our cumulative love and lean on us all when things get overwhelming. Keep Going Aimee!!

  452. Praying for the Copelands everyday since I first read and shared the link on FaceBook. Our UWG family and fellow alums are spreading the word and prayers all over =) I have also placed you on Hearts on Fire Ministries (Douglasville, GA) prayer list ASAP earlier this week. I proclaim that you will rise from this sweet Aimee!

  453. I, too had flesh eating bacteria on my inner thigh. I had 2 surgeries as well. It has been three years ago now and I’m doing well. Although I didn’t loose my leg, I know how she will be feeling. Please let her know I am praying for her and your family. Please feel free to contact me via email. It will be a long recovery but it can be done. Never give up and stay strong.

  454. First, I am praying very hard for the entire family. No matter the outcome, you will definitely need each other. Second, I went through this in May of 2005. I stopped breathing during my first surgery, my heart enlarged, and my kidneys shut down. My mother was told I had a 10% chance of living until morning. I was on a respirator for four days and had a second surgery before being transferred to St. Joseph’s in Atlanta, where I woke up in the hyperbaric chamber. They sent me home a month later with open wounds that a home health nurse had to come out and tend every day. I couldn’t get out of bed on my own until September. I lost part of my right leg, groin area, and a sliver of lower abdomen, and have some memory and coordination problems from lack of oxygen to the brain during the first surgery. Without faith and prayers, I would never have made it. As sick and disoriented as I was most of the time, I could feel my loved ones around me, and could feel when people were praying for me. God makes miracles every day, so stay positive. Love has more healing power than any medicine.

  455. Please, honey, fight this thing. You’re a beautiful kid and you don’t deserve this. May God protect you and heal you. Millions of people are praying for you. I’m one of them.

  456. How terrible. My thoughts and prayers are with her & her loved ones. I sincerely wish her the very best.

  457. I don’t know Aimee, but saw a friend’s post about her on Facebook. I have been praying for Aimee and her family and friends ever since. Today’s news sounds very encouraging. Anything is possible when you are surrounded by Love!

  458. My husband’s niece is battling the same thing. She is in the hospital and has been for 10 days. She was in a coma up until yesterday when she opened her eyes and spoke. She has been slowly speaking. She almost died as well. At one point, the docs gave her only a 10% chance of survival. She has come a long way since that day. God has heard our prayers for Aimee and my niece Anna. God bless

  459. I’ll be pulling for this amazing young woman. Something tells me she’s going to survive this ordeal. What an amazing show of support for her!

  460. We lifted Aimee in prayer last Sunday, May 6, in our Sunday School class, the Lamplighters. Her dear grandmother used to be one of our members. You have such a special family. Know that we will continue to lift Aimee up in prayer. God is in control and He is the great physician. May He give you peace and strength as you go on this journey.

  461. My prayers are with Aimee and her family.

    My aunt had this same thing. We did not know about the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber treatment and the hospital where she was at did not have one. She was transferred to a large University Hospital that had one but it was too late. She had had her leg amputated and part of her abdominal tissue by then. She became Septic and died from this! DEBRIDEMENT OF THE TISSUE IS NOT ENOUGH! The nurse in charge of hyperbaric treamtments at the University Hospital asked us “why did it take so long for her to get transferred?” We are still asking the same thing…If you have not looked in to this treatment I pray that do asap! This bacteria moves so quickly that every minute counts!

  463. Hello, we are still praying for you and Aimee. Maybe Aimee can get hand transplants.I am not giving up on you Aimee -the Lord has a plan here

  464. We are praying for you to pull through, Aimee! And we will keep praying after you are healed. It is going to be a challenge, with how many of your limbs you are losing. It is going to be a struggle. I will always keep you in my prayers.

    Much love,

  465. Thank you so much for letting Andy use your site to blog about Aimee’s progresa. In the past few days, we’ve heard from prayer groups in Italy, France, Australia, Hong Kong and all over the USA. Call it vibes, energy, positive thoughts….but I know my God is working in a mighty way! You guys are incredible!

  466. Our family is praying for Aimee and her family. Just heard of this tragedy from the news and want to let you all know there’s a lot of people all over the country praying for her. I prayed the 91st Psalm over my son after serious brain injury and knew He was present to get us through and restore to us the health and strength needed. He is faithful.

  467. Aimee’s story is incredible on so many levels—not only for the heartwrenching situation she is fighting through, but also for the tremendous outpouring of love and support from her family and people around the world. Here in Colorado, I am praying for her and her family. May God touch and heal her body, soothe her spirit, and wrap his loving arms around her family. Please give her whole healing. Hugs to you all.

  468. Aimee,

    Seeing your pictures now and meeting your family helped me know you even after I first met you. I met you on the Friday that you presented at the hospital so sick. Somehow, even though my mind told me that you could not survive, I had an inexplainable calm. I felt that you would pull through, somehow. Aimee, you have a greater purpose in this world. Please know that. Please know that I am here in Carrollton praying for you and your family.

  469. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aimee and all of you. Myself and my family know first hand the battle that she is fighting and we know that with the power of prayer to the Lord above and strength and determination she can and WILL beat it. My mother is still recovering from her battle with it and she was also at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. Aimee is in the very capable and very caring hands of some very amazing and sspecial people. May God watch over you through this and we will keep you in our prayers.

  470. To Aimee and her family, my name is Stephanie, and I had this disease in March of 1999, I can not tell you how bad my heart is aching for all of you. I was lucky and they were able to save my arm, and half of my face, but I will never forget the stuggle it was to just keep living. I have a son with Down Syndrome and a wonderful family, and
    friends that pulled me through, and made me want to survive. Just want you to know that your have a large family from Colorado pulling for all of you and Praying. To Aimees Dad, my Dad wants you to know that if you would like to talk he is here for you, just let us know. All of you are on our mind and in our Prayers !!!!! The Bratton Family from Yampa Colorado.

  471. God is watching over Aimee now and she will survive. We have a motto in the Marine Corps – “Semper Fi” – (Latin) for always faithful. Stay strong and keep fighting. Aimee, God Bless you and your family – my heart and prayers go out to you.

    Semper Fi………….

  472. My heart felt prayers go out to you Aimee and your family. I pray the heavens above will send an angel to you and send blessings of love and healing. I pray for a miracle for you and that you are strong and safe.

  473. I am praying for your daughter. PLEASE read up on the healing power of the herb cayenne before she has any more amputations. Start here:

  474. With the technology available now and in the near future,I think she will do fine.I would assume she is in a chamber,if not she needs to be moved.Were all pulling for her,to beat this runaway bacteria and come home soon,Godspeed to you Aimee Copeland,your with us.Thomas

  475. All ours Prayers from France are with you, Aimee …. avec des bisous gonflés de courage.

  476. i feel the sorrow because i am going throug it too my sister has the same but she lives in sweden i hope yuo the best


  478. I know this may sound a little crazy but over 40 years ago my father, Gordon Christiansen developed a chemical that is cabable of killing most, if not all forms of bacteria. Our family and friends have used the chemical on our own bodies and it is very effective when we have had cuts, burns, ache, I believe even some small lesions of skin cancer. In any event, please give this your serious attention if you’d like to try to help Aimee. You may contact the University of West Florida – Dr. Richard Synder, who has run the tests on our chemical. It is proven to kill the ecoli, strep and salmonella virus on contact. You may also contact my father or myself. If you are serious, please feel free to contact the Univerity – they are located in Pensacola, Florida where my father resides and then let me know if you’d like our contact numbers. Please at least try. We would love to help. Thank you Andrea Bailey

  479. Prayers are being said in South Dakota. Don’t let this impact your strong soul.

  480. I am a mother of three in Johns Creek, GA and hear of this first on facebook and second on the news. I am praying for Aimme’s recovery and for strength to your entire family.

  481. Can you please update the link to Andy Copland’s blog? The link goes to a broken site.

    My prayers are with the family. May God bless you and heal Aimee very soon.

  482. Wow, incredible weblog structure! How lengthy have you been blogging for? you made blogging glance easy. The entire look of your website is excellent, let alone the content!

  483. Prayers going out to your Daughter and to you! God Bless you all….

  484. The Copeland family is in our hearts and prayers. What a devastating situation. Lean on God and pray His healing hands on Amiee his comfort to her parents and family.

    Stay Strong and God Bless

  485. i am also a surviver of NF so i know what it can do. all my thought and prayers go out to aimee and her friends and family.god bless and stay strong.

  486. Girl i know you are strong you’re putting up a fight and you deserve every bit of it. You’re so strong not even a bacteria can keep you down. God is with you with every breath you take, life is full of wonderful things girl. God Bless you forever.

  487. I am so very sorry about what has happened to Aimee and will keep your family in my prayers.

    I understand that this is a very busy and stressful time for you, but please consider the use of Tea Tree Oil as a possible means of helping preventing more damage.

    I use it for anything and everything, and have never been unhappy with results.

    I will have a bottle sent to you directly from the company with your permission.

    Please contact me thru my email if you’re interested.

  488. To Aimee and her Family: I can only imagine what it must be like to go through this. If the amount of comments written on this page are any indication of how bright your star must be, I am certain God will keep you burning bright. I will pray for you.

    God Bless.

  489. I had a neighbor back in 1992 or’93 that contracted this same bacteria through a cut in his leg. He was a tall very healthy young man but his life expired within 3 days of this affliction. He ALSO was 24 years old so for Aimee I wish absolutely that she can recover from this and go on to slay so many dragons we have among us. STAY strong Sweetheart as MANY of us are praying for you. The Lord DOES hear our prayers so everyone make the special effort to include Aimee in your thoughts. God bless you sweetheart and hang in there for all of us..!!

  490. God bless Aimee, my family prayers are with her.


  492. God must have a wonderful purpose for this woman. His will will be done, regardless of man’s efforts. Pray for the fulfillment of God’s will.

  493. Family and Friends /Students: About a year and a half ago, I had NF. After all known treatment failed, family and friends gathered and fasted and prayed on my behalf. I experienced a miracle. Please do not give up hope. It was a tough year, but I have learned to walk again, and in many ways I am much stronger than I was before the illness. Please know that my prayers will be with all of you.

  494. Echinicae to boot immune system…Milk Thistle to support liver function(which eliminate toxins..boost immune eyetem)…Elderberry syrup to assist with replenishing/immune and a strong Manuka Honey for wound/kill bacteria (taken internally and applied topically)…Garlic also helps kill bacteria

  495. Tell the doctors to use colloidal silver both internally and externally. It will kill all bacteria.

  496. I cannot even imagine what you are going through. I am filled with tears as I read this page. I pray that GOD will help your daughter recover. I pray that your family continues to have the strength to get through this, and remain strong.

  497. I have been following this story since I first heard of it. I wish her the best and sending prayers her way. Such a beautiful woman and it’s so unfair that she has such a battle right now. Prayers!

  498. Father,
    We lift this young woman to you with thanksgiving in our hearts. We fall to our knees and praise you for each small miracle that you have shown this family through their beloved daughter. In your name we reach our hearts and minds out and send Aimee peace and hope. Collectively, Lord, we bow with outstretched arms to the heavens begging you push LIFE into this young woman. Push LIFE into her body, in the name of Jesus. Send peace into her soul so that WHEN she comes through this travesty she may use this in Your name to serve you, to praise you, to glorify you. We raise Aimee to you right now. Right now. Right now. Right now. We lift our heads and give you all the glory for this future miraculous recovery story. Change her course, quicken this recovery, heal her mind, strengthen her heart, tear down all negative thoughts and place hope in their place. We ask this in Your name, heavenly Father. You and you alone can defy this narrowing prognosis. We believe. We pray. We faithfully BELIEVE! Touch her, Father. Do it this very hour. Touch her. Show her your grace, give her your peace, grant her this beautiful life she has begun. In the name of Jesus. We BELIEVE!

    – I suggest to everyone to please re-post Ragan’s prayer (see above comment from Ragan). This is a very, very powerful prayer. Mr. Copeland, I know that God is working on Aimee’s healing right now. Our prayers are with you, Aimee, and your whole family.

  499. My wife and i are praying for her, God Bless Aimee, her family and loved ones. We wish her the very best in her recovery.

  500. Have a speedy recovery Aimee,, you’re missed in C’ton and look forward to your recovery and return!

  501. I extent my heart and prayers to you Aimee and your wonderful family.
    Often times, tragedy finds a way into our lives and we never seem initially to understand how or why something like this happens. Aimee, your stregnth is in your faith, family and friends; like the way your dad talks to and assures you and how people that know you and those that don’t know you are captivated by your story and spirit.

    Aimee, you are doing what you entered this world to do, and part of that is to impact and enrich lives in many different ways. You continue to make improvements and get stronger because you have much more work to do.

  502. Praying for Aimee….a return to glowing health and a witness of the grace of God.

  503. I myself is a atheist but I will say one thing. I did give a prayer for her and her family. If there is a God I hope he is holding you guys in his arms. Good luck.

  504. we need you here, Aimee. to share your love and spirit with the world. Your time is not done down here so ignore those voices calling you to quit. May God’s merciful love surround you and your family to strengthen and comfort you through the trials.

  505. glad to hear she is alive and doing better. I have been refreshing the screen over and over to wait for updates. God is awesome! From 5 organs shutting down to atleast talking!

  506. Aimee, your story is all over the world and everyone is praying for you. My cousin in Georgia got necrotizing fasciitis earlier this year and they feared she wouldn’t make it. However, she has recovered and is now at home doing great. There is hope!

  507. god, when I read this story, my heart just broke. I dont know aimee, but I truly hope that she gets better and that she recovers. She seems like a nice person and I do not know why nice people have to go through these things, in addition, I did show this website to a few friends and I told them to keep her in their prayers as well. I hope you get better and god bless

  508. You may want to look into colloidal silver water. It kills bacteria that antibiotics cant.

  509. Praying for Aimee and the Copeland family. Just remember that the world is praying for you guys and sending you well wishes.

  510. they need to stop with the amputation and just cut away the necrotic flesh UNTIL THEY SEE PINK VIABLE FLESH to stop the spreading of the bacteria,once they see that the bacteria has been cut out and the spreading will stop, that’s what they need to focus on to stop the spreading of the bacteria, if that isn’t accomplished it will continue to spread,…. I should know I went through this 3 years ago ,and because I have a brother who read up on this the minute they identified what I had he wasnt that willing to allow them to amputate, plus I had 1 doctor who thought outside the box and knew there was a better way to treat this nasty bacteria. Being a 50 year man, I am sitting here shaking my head NO NO NO to this unnecessary course of action because that’s all they know, consider the hyperbaric chamber treatment with pure oxygen to revitalize the blood vessels: DEMAND MORE INFORMATION FROM THE DOCTORS, DOM’T JUST LET THEM AMPUTATE BECAUSE THEY SAY SO, QUESTION THE HELL OUT OF THEM…. I WOULDN’T BE WHERE I AM TODAY IF THE DOCTORS WHO TREATED ME WEREN’T QUESTIONED ….

    • I truly hope Aimee’s family read your post!

    • I agree with you, they need to be question more and do more research on their own and make the doctors talk to other doctors and find out all that it is out there. My
      daughter had something like this that was eating her alive right after an emergency delery and i had refused to ampitation and they had to clean her wounds and put her on a strong medication that it was experimental at the time and later had to increase the dosage. But God saved her life. He send all his angels from the heavens and the doctors and myself were the witness of the miracle when my daughter died she turn around and came back as I walked into the unit i was carried not standing on the ground but off the ground and everyone was so in shock when I came in and I noticed those machine come back on and God showed his power and he will do it again and again, because the doctors don’t know all they have is the knowledge of the past. God is the Present, Past and Future. Our prayers are with Aimee and her family now and God will show his presence again and again.

  511. Aimee, I’ve survived what you’re going thru. We are part of only 33% of the people, who come into contact with this deadly, aggressive bacteria, that survive. That’s an incredibly low number and in fact, we are extremely fortunate people.

    For me, to qualify myself, my entire abdominal wall was destroyed by the necrotizing feshiitis. The drs. needed to debreed my stomach twice to get all the dead tissue and bacteria out of me. I too spent months in the burn unit and hospital recovering. As of right now, after three surgeries and at least two more to come, at best, my stomach looks like a huge hernia. So, I get the stares and the looks of “what happened to him”. I had and have the pain and the constant discomfort. I understand going from, in my opinion, a generally nice looking person to, in my opinion, disfigured and unattractive. I needed to go thru the grieving process of loosing who I thought I once was.

    It’s been a long road but here’s what I’ve come to believe. I’m lucky, blessed, and fortunate. I am a survivor with courage and faith that will carry me through any adversity. These are characteristics I didn’t know about myself before this opportunity happened to me. We have the opportunity to face the battle of understanding our own lives.

    “Never, ever, ever, give up!”

    Jimmy V.

    Head coach N.C. State basketball

  512. Extreme medical malpractice. High fevers/pain and they keep sending her home. Looks like they even failed to do a legit medical history (heard she has lupus – immunocompromised). Because these incompetent doctors delayed blood cultures/IV antibiotics she became septic.

  513. I’ve just read about your daughter in a Danish newspaper. I have no words for how sorry I am on your behalf. I cross my fingers and hope the best for your beautiful daughter.

    Best wishes from Denmark

  514. Dear Family, I just wanted you to know that I am interceding in prayer for Aimee’s total and complete healing from this wicked bacteria. I pray that GOD’s LIFE, VIGOR and VITALITY will flow to every cell of her body restoring life and bringing healing to every fiber of her being and that every cell that does not promote life and health in Aimee’s body be cut off from its life source. In the name of Yeshua Hamashiach.

  515. Aimee and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Feel the love of all that are thinking of you at this trying time.

  516. Aimee, out of tragedy comes something very beautiful and inspiring. Keep fighting girl. So many people around the country are praying and rooting for you.

  517. It is sad to here, and I hope all the best for you.

  518. This story made me so sad at first, but as I follow it, I can not help thinking that Aimee has so much magic in her future. Believe and be strong. My thoughts are with you.

  519. Praying for Aimee, visiting your site daily – sometimes twice daily, for updates.
    Lynda from Jackson, NJ

  520. We’re keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers. Many thanks for the updates on this site and many thanks to those who have helped out.

  521. Keep fighting Aimee! You have so many people who are praying for you!

  522. Cannot imagine having a doctor telling me that he needs to do the things that have been done and may have to be done in this case to save my daughter all because of a bad cut on the leg. I am praying for Aimee and her family.

  523. This story made me cry. My prayers to Aimee and her family. God has a big plan for you, Aimee!