Her photo wearing a bikini on the beach is being shared but thousands and when the camera zooms out we understand why

What was supposed to be a day filled with fun and joy turned into a tragic incident for the grad-student at The University of Georgia, Aimee Copeland.

That day in 2012, she and her friends decided to go on a trip to a small lake, where they could zipline over the water. This sounded like a great idea which they all loved the moment they heard it.

Unfortunately, when it was Aimee’s turn to have some fun, the the cable snapped and she fell down a cliff. Sadly, she lost her leg that day.

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Aimee was rushed to the hospital, and once there doctors had more horrific news. Aimme contracted a very serious flesh-eating bacteria which infected her wound. It was a matter of hours if she would survive or live.

The bacteria she had is known as Aeromonas hydrophila. This bacteria easily leads to a life-threatening condition known as necrotizing fasciitis, commonly referred to as a flesh-eating disease.

It required 11 surgeries for her life to be saved, but she lost both her hands and legs which needed to be amputated.

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However, as brave as she has been, this young woman didn’t let the tragedy stay on her way of living her life to the best of her abilities.

Four years after the incident, Aimee shared a photo of herself at the beach, wearing a bikini and putting a huge smile on her face.

Many found inspiration in the photo and it was soon shared on the social media thousands of times with many saying that Aimee is a true inspiration.

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She’s proud of herself and of everything she managed to overcome, and what’s most, she’s proud of her body and the way she looks after the ordeal she had gone through.

“It has taken me a long time to become comfortable with and accept my new body. We are ALL made with imperfections and there is so much beauty in our flaws. The scars and skin grafting build character! It’s not about what you have — what you do with what you have is what really counts,” she wrote in the caption.

Today, Aimee is an advocate for amputee and disability rights, and she continues to inspire others through her public speaking engagements and social media posts. What’s most, she’s pursuing a PhD in psychology at the University of West Georgia.

She is the perfect example that nothing can take our dreams away, not even a tragedy like the one she suffered.

If you want to learn more about this gorgeous young lady check out the video below.

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High schooler takes grandma to prom after she missed out in 1961

High school is a time filled with memorable events such as homecoming dances, proms, and graduations.

For Josephine from Camarillo, California, her high school experience ended before she had the chance to go to prom, all the way back in 1961.

However, her grandson, Michael Ganczewski, decided to turn this missed opportunity into a cherished memory during his own senior prom.

Learning that his grandmother never attended her prom due to financial constraints, Ganczewski saw an opportunity to give her a magical night. Just two weeks before his own senior prom and without a date, he realized he could create the experience of a lifetime for his beloved nana.

When Ganczewski asked Josephine to be his prom date, she initially declined, telling her grandson that she was just grateful for feeling loved on Mother’s Day weekend.

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Though, undeterred, Ganczewski convinced her, and on the day of the prom, Josephine sported a beautiful dress and a corsage. Worried about her dancing skills, she soon discovered that the night’s joy was simply about being with her grandson.

In an interview with CBS Los Angeles, Ganczewski expressed his love for his grandmother. “She is the most important woman in my life. If it wasn’t for her, my mom wouldn’t be here, and she wouldn’t have had me. And I love her, and I’d do anything for her,” he said.

Josephine then spoke about how she responded to her grandson’s proposal initially: “I said I’m an old lady. I’m not going to the prom.” She thought Ganczewski, being a handsome young man, would have numerous date options. However, he insisted she was his one and only choice.

Admitted she wasn’t too familiar with this generation’s latest dance trends, Josephine said: “Well, I don’t know any new dances, but I plan to do my best.” Her grandson’s desire to make her feel special touched her deeply, as she remarked: “For the rest of my life, however long that is, I will never forget that he wanted to bring his Nana and show me a good time. That to me is very special.”

As if the gesture itself wasn’t heartwarming enough, Josephine’s prom night ended with an unexpected surprise – Josephine was crowned prom queen, fulfilling a dream she had waited for since 1961.

This marvellous night, filled with love and joy, just showed the importance of the bond between a grandson and his grandmother.

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