Flesh-eating bacteria victim has custom van stolen

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

Copeland told WSB that a van customized just for her was stolen Saturday night.

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

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.