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Aimee Copeland to leave hospital

5:13 PM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Aimee Copeland is preparing to be released from the hospital after nearly two months.

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Copeland's father Andy told 11 Alive's Duffie Dixon his 24-year-old daughter plans to transfer Monday from Doctors Hospital in Augusta to an inpatient rehabilitation center.

Andy Copeland says she will spend several weeks there learning to move herself after having her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated.

The graduate student at the University of West Georgia contracted the rare infection after she suffered a deep cut falling from a broken zip-line May 1.

Her father said, "She is excited. It's like the first day of college.  She has that anticipation,"

He declined to say where she's going for her rehabilitation therapy.

(Associated Press)

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