$7,500 and Under
$7,500 and Under
Aimee Copeland is a 29-year-old adventurer, lover, and community advocate. Aimee enjoys whitewater kayaking, listening to live music, and reading. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Georgia and a Master of Arts from the University of West Georgia, where she concentrated on Ecopsychology.
In May of 2012 a tragic zip lining accident led to the amputations of Aimee's left leg, right foot, and both hands. As a quadruple amputee and necrotizing fasciitis survivor, Aimee is an advocate for the community of individuals with disabilities, serving on the Advisory Council for Tools for Life and on the Board of Directors for Friends of Disabled Adults and Children. Aimee practices psychotherapy as an LMSW and directs a 501( C )(3), Aimee Copeland Foundation. Aimee's goal is to create accessible opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to enjoy outdoor recreation and other holistic therapeutic options.
For more information on Booking Aimee Copeland, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.
Courage Through Chaos
Aimee Copeland, LMSW, MA, will tell the tragic story of contracting necrotizing fasciitis and losing parts of all her limbs. She will share how she made it through the amputations with the support of family, healthcare professionals, friends, the community, and faith. Aimee will describe her current work with people with disabilities, as well as the importance of outdoor recreation and mental health services for this population, and how she is working toward making these activities accessible for all.
Cross Country Skiing – Gold Medalist in Korea & Team USA’s Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer
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