Aimee Copeland, Victim of Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Is Finally Able to SpeakCassie Murdoch5/28/12 8:45pmFiled to: nightmaresflesh eating bacteriaNecrotizing fasciitisAimee copelandGeorgiaRecoverytweet19EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThere's some good news in the case of Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old woman in Georgia who came down with a horrifying case of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) that started after a flesh-eating bacteria called Aeromonas hydrophila infected a gash in her leg. She first cut her leg on May 1st, and several days later she was diagnosed with NF. She became gravely ill and has had to have her hands, one of her legs, the other foot, and part of her abdomen amputated to keep the infection under control. On May 20th, Aimee was finally stable enough to be taken off a ventilator, and while she was able to mouth some words, she hadn't been able to use her voice since then. That is until yesterday, when she finally spoke for the first time since coming down with the disease.