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Aimee Copeland now in 'good' condition

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Aimee Copeland's medical condition has been upgraded to "good," her doctors announced Monday.

This change means that the University of West Georgia graduate student's vital signs are stable, that she is conscious and comfortable, and that her indicators are excellent, according to Doctors Hospital media relations manager Barclay Bishop.

It's another victory for 24-year-old Copeland, who has been battling a flesh-eating bacteria since May 1. She contracted the bacteria through a gash in her leg while riding on a homemade zipline over the Lower Tallapoosa River.

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Copeland lost her hands, left leg and right foot to the disease. She was upgraded from "serious" to "good" condition less than two weeks after being upgraded from "critical" to "serious."

Copeland's recovery has attracted nationwide attention.

Andy Copeland, Aimee's father, told 11Alive News Monday that his family is encouraged by the many milestones his daughter has recently achieved. He said that Aimee even went outside in her wheelchair for the first time over the weekend.


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