Flesh Eating Disease Survivor Aimee Copeland Loves Life 'Even More Now'


Copeland, who is getting her Master's degree in psychology, said many think they can't kayak or hike, but that's not the case, and she wants to show them.

"I want to spread that knowledge to other amputees and help people get back in the woods, get back in the wilderness, into that place that can be so healing," she said.

Although Couric said she tells people her show is not about giving away cars, she said she would make an exception.

Copeland mouthed "oh my gosh" as Couric explained that Chevrolet dealer Steve Rayman whose father-in-law recently became an amputee gave Copeland a retrofitted van complete with a ribbon on top. The dealer said he just wanted Copeland to be a normal "24-year-old kid," adding, "she's going to be incredible."

"But she's not going to speed," Couric chimed in.

"Never," Copeland said, laughing.

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