Aimee Copeland’s Customized Van Stolen with Wheelchair Inside

Copeland's customized van was stolen in northeast Atlanta Saturday night.
Copeland's customized van was stolen in northeast Atlanta Saturday night.

ATLANTA, Ga.- Aimee Copeland, the Gwinnett County woman who lost several limbs to flesh-eating bacteria in 2012, is facing a new struggle.

Copeland told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas that a van customized just for her was stolen Saturday night.

Copeland contracted a flesh eating bacteria that forced doctors to amputate her hands, one leg and part of her other leg.
Copeland contracted a flesh eating bacteria that forced doctors to amputate her hands, one leg and part of her other leg.

Copeland said someone took the van from the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood in Atlanta. Her titanium wheelchair was in the trunk.

Steve Rayman donated the van to Copeland on “The Katie Show” on Channel 2.

She told Thomas she was forced to ride 5 miles to work Monday morning in her motorized wheelchair.

Copeland contracted the flesh-eating bacteria in May 2012 after falling from a zip line and gashing her leg.

Doctors had to amputate both of Copeland’s hands, her left leg and right foot.

Call police immediately if anyone sees the van.

 

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