Company to build home addition for Aimee Copeland
ATLANTA (AP) - A Michigan-based builder will construct a wing onto the home of Aimee Copeland, the Georgia woman battling a disease that destroys flesh.
Executives with Pulte Homes of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. say its workers and partners are volunteering to construct the two-story 1,956-square-feet addition to Copeland's suburban Atlanta home at no charge to the family. Company officials say the addition, expected to be completed within 40 days, will include a new bedroom, a fitness room for rehabilitation and a study area.
The 24-year-old suffered a deep cut May 1 when she fell from a broken zip-line over a west Georgia river. She then contracted a rare infection called necrotizing fasciitis.
Doctors amputated her leg, foot and both hands. She's now recovering at an east Georgia rehabilitation center.
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