SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Representatives from Pulte Homes and The Home Depot unveiled the new renovated homethat will soon welcome quadraplegic amputee Aimee Copeland.
It was finished in just 25 days.
Dubbed early on in architectural plans as "Aimee's Wing", the1,956-square-foot addition was officially turned over to the Copeland family Wednesday morning.
Aimee Copeland is scheduled to leave her full time rehabilitation center and return home next Wednesday.
Pulte Homes called in 50 of its trade partners who donated their time and materials to create a two story wing that includes a rehab and fitness room, a bedroom andsitting area, a full accessible bathroomand astudy for Aimee where she canfinish her psychology thesis.
"We wanted Aimee to have input on what the space would look like so early she met with one of our decorators. They created story boards and palettes to let her decide what she liked best," said Ryan Lewis from Pulte Homes.
The Home Depot renovated the family room and kitchen inside the Copeland's home outfitting it with custom made lower cabinets, hand activated appliances and wider hallways and doorways.
"Aimee is from right her in our own community, so we wanted to do something big to help this family out. Her story is so inspiring to us," said John Kelmenz with The Home Depot.
Aimee's parents, Andy and Donna, were clearly moved by the turnout of volunteers and the finished space.
"It's just amazing. It addresses all of the concerns we had to make sure Aimee can get around the house and have her own space," said Andy Copeland.