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Aimee Copeland, girl who survived flesh-eating infection, to appear on 'Katie'

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Aimee Copeland, who lost her hands, left leg and right foot to a flesh-eating disease, appears in this undated file photo.

Aimee Copeland, who lost her hands, left leg and right foot to a flesh-eating disease, appears in this undated file photo. (ABCNews Photo)

Aimee Copeland, the young woman from Georgia who survived a flesh-eating infection this summer, will be featured as a guest on Katie Couric's new daytime show, "Katie."

Copeland contracted the infection in May after gashing her leg during a zipline accident. As a result, her hands, left leg and right foot were amputated.

The 24-year-old grad student will speak to Couric about surviving the ordeal and her recovery. Copeland began rehabilitation after leaving the hospital last month. She now has prosthetics, which she will use to walk on-stage.

The episode will air Sept. 11, just one day after "Katie" premieres. Guests slated for the first episode include Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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