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Aimee Copeland amazed by new canine roommate

  • Belle, Copeland's new service dog, can open doors, bring her medication
  • Aimee Copeland fought flesh-eating bacteria, lost her limbs
Aimee Copeland lost several limbs fighting flesh eating bacteria infection gets a service dog to help with her ongoing recovery

A young Georgia woman, who battled a flesh-eating bacteria, has an impressive roommate.

Aimee Copeland got to know her new service dog, Belle, this weekend. The 25-year-old admits she was amazed by what Belle can do. 

"One thing that really blew my mind," she says, "is that they actually can train her to bring me my prescriptions at a certain time." Belle can also pick things up off the floor, turn on lights and open doors.

Copeland lost her hands, a leg and a foot to a rare infection after a 2012 zip-lining accident. Last month, she was fitted for bionic hands and says she'll be ready for a prosthetic leg soon.

Copeland is also the new spokesperson for "Paws of Mind," the non-profit that trained her service dog.

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