Aimee Copeland was a happy and hardworking student, working her way to earn masters at the University of Georgia.
Little did she know that one small decision was soon going turn her life upside down.
It all started when Aimee and her friends headed out to have some fun outdoors. While they were laughing and having a good time together, they came across a makeshift zip-line, and decided to try it.
As Aimee zip-lined, however, the wire broke. As a result, she fell down to the rocks and had a severe cut in her leg.
She was immediately taken to the hospital, where doctor put 22 staples in her calf.
Just when Aimee thought everything was going to be okay, she felt a terrible pain.
When she went back to the hospital, Aimee heard the devastating news: she had contracted a flesh-eating bacteria, and five of her organs were failing.
In order to save her life, doctors amputated all four of her limbs. Her arms were amputated below the elbow, her right leg below the knee, and her left leg to her hip.
She was only 24-years-old at the time.
Now, she’s 28, and recently shared a photo that garnered all the attention over the social media.
Look at closely at the photo to find out why –
In the photo, Aimee proudly shows her beautiful body, wearing bikini, and seems to be confident.
“It has taken me a long time to become comfortable with and accept my own body,” wrote Aimee on her Facebook.
“We are all made with imperfections and there is so much beauty in our flaws. The scars and skin grafting build character! It’s not about what you have – what you do with what you have is what really counts,” added Aimee.
Check out the video below if you would like to hear more from Aimee:
It’s really touching to see Aimee maintain such a positive outlook on life.