SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia woman recovering from a rare flesh-eating disease is getting a big gift from her hometown of Snellville.
Aimee Copeland's family has received an estimated $19,000 that was donated by Snellville residents during a fundraiser last month.
Her father, Andy Copeland, tells WSB-TV the support from the community is fantastic.
Aimee Copeland was released from the hospital earlier this month after doctors were forced to amputate her leg, foot and both hands because of the infection.
Copeland suffered a deep cut May 1 when she fell from a broken zip-line along the Little Tallapoosa River. Doctors closed the wound but within a few days she contracted the rare infection, called necrotizing fasciitis.
The 24-year-old graduate student is now at a rehabilitation facility.
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