Aimee Copeland, the woman who lost both of her hands, both feet, and her right leg to a flesh-eating disease last spring, made her public debut yesterday by walking onto the set of Katie Couric’s new show.
She got a standing ovation.
Copeland, 24, sustained a deep gash on her right leg after falling from a zip line near the Tallapoosa River about four months ago, allowing a deadly form of bacterium to enter her body.
Despite her harrowing ordeal, Copeland quickly rejected a question from Couric – who asked whether she ever just felt like dying.
“I love life. It’s a beautiful thing… even more so now,” she replied.
“Senses are so deepened,” she said. “Everything smells better. Everything is more vibrant, more beautiful.”
Check it out below.
- ‘Flesh-eating’ amputee: ‘I love life’ (upi.com)
- Aimee Copeland’s Boyfriend Cried When She Walked For First Time (hollywoodlife.com)
- Aimee Copeland tells her story to Katie Couric (onlineathens.com)