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Flesh Eating Bacteria Amputee Gets New Bionic Hands

aimee-bionic-handsFlesh-eating bacteria amputee Aimee Copeland now uses the latest technology in prosthetic hands to chop vegetables, pick up tiny items like Skittles, and comb and iron press her hair.

With the bionic hands, Copeland is looking forward to cleaning her house — she’s a neat freak, she tells CNN — and cooking her own food.

“It just mimics so well a natural hand that it really just reminds me of before the accident, how I would have done things,” she added.

“I never thought I would actually be able to hold a knife and cut something. That’s just incredible.”

On May 1, 2012, Copeland, a University of West Georgia graduate student, was outdoors with friends at the Little Tallapoosa River, about 50 miles west of Atlanta when the homemade zip line she was holding snapped.

She fell and got a gash in her leg that required 22 staples to close.

Click here to read the full story on CNN.com

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