Aimee Copeland Arrives Home After Long Struggle

College student readies to start a new life after courageous battle with flesh-eating disease.
3:00 | 08/24/12

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The biggest thing we've learned is how much we missed each other. We're together. We're whole. Minus one, it's just not the same. For her, maybe, she might have felt a little more captive. Like, I'm stuck with my parents. Reporter: Her journey began after a zip line accident in may, when she fell into a river. And the wound became infected with bacteria that claimed forces of all four limbs. This morning, she's waking up in a new addition to her family's home, built to for her by friends and local businesses. There'sn evean elevator. And it takes her to a an exercise studio. Her bathroom, bedroom and kitchen are all wheelchair-friendly. They built her a waterfall in the backyard. As an avid outdoors woman, she loves that the most. She doesn't have to hike miles to see a waterfall. She can walk out in the backyard and there it is. Reporter: Before the accident, she was very close to finishing her masters degree in psychology at a university here. She needed to write and defend her dissertation, which she still plans to do, once she starts driving. Yes, driving, in the next several months.

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