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Aimee Copeland's father to give Thanksgiving message at Rockdale Rotary
The Copeland family - photo by Submitted Photo

The father of a Georgia woman who contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection earlier this year will be speaking in Conyers next Wednesday.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Rockdale County, Andy Copeland will speak about his daughter Aimee's story, which gained interest across the nation and brought an outpouring of support for the Snellville woman. Aimee Copeland lost both hands, both feet and her right leg after contracting a bacterial infection following a zip-line accident.

The program will be held Wednesday, November 21 at 7:15 a.m. at Rockdale Medical Center's Classroom 2 in the East Tower entrance as part of a celebration of thanks. Copeland will be sharing the struggles and triumphs his family has been through over the past few months since the tragedy and share his reasons of giving thanks during this Thanksgiving season.

"Our Club is so excited to host fellow Rotarian Andy Copeland," Rotary Club of Rockdale County President Ashley Roesler said.  "He will bring a message of hope, joy, and thanks to our club and to our community.  I can't think of a better way to start off the holiday season on the day before Thanksgiving! We want our community to have the opportunity to share in Andy's message, and our community friends are invited to fellowship with us."

Guests and visitors are invited. The club requests that RSVPs be sent to Club President Ashley Roesler by email at or call Margie Ensley, Club PR Director at 770-918-1112.

The cost to attend is $10 and breakfast included.