Aimee Copeland's family receives new home addition from Pulte

11:39 AM, Jul 10, 2012   |    comments
Crews are retrofitting Aimee Copeland's family home in Snellville.
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SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- One of the nation's largest home builders, Pulte Homes, is helping to build a new addition to Aimee Copeland's house at no cost to her family.

The 1,956-square-foot addition is expected to be completed within 40 days, just in time for Copeland to move in when she finishes rehab, according to Pulte Homes spokeswoman Valerie Dolenga.

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"Aimee's story and recovery has inspired many of us here at Pulte, and we were compelled to find a way to help," Stephen Haines, vice president of sales for Pulte Homes in Georgia, said in a statement. "It is our honor to be a part of this generous community that has rallied together to help improve Aimee's quality of life and build Aimee's wing."

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Pulte Homes is one of more than 30 trade partners who have donated materials and volunteered their time to build the addition. Aimee's wing features a bedroom, fitness room, a study area where she can finish her University of West Georgia master's degree in psychology and an elevator with access to the rest of the house, according to Dolenga.

"The entire team is working to build a beautiful new space for Aimee that can help her heal both physically and emotionally," Haines said.

Copeland was released from the hospital last week, two months after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria that claimed her hands, left leg and right foot.

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