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7th annual Transition Fair held at Columbus State University

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Aimee Copeland. (Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM) Aimee Copeland. (Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Students with disabilities got the chance to learn how they can transition from high school to employment.

The event was hosted by the Muscogee County School District at Columbus State University’s Recreation Center for students in the grades 6-12.

Aimee Copeland was the guest speaker. You may remember in 2012 Copeland survived a near-fatal bacterial infection after falling from a zip line.

Her entire left leg, right foot, and both hands had to be amputated.

Copeland is now a licensed master of social work and practices at a community mental health center. 

Wednesday night, she shared how she made it through this tragic experience

“A part of the wisdom I have learned is not to judge a situation as good or bad. You don't know if something is good or bad. Everything just is what it is,” said Aimee Copeland, guest speaker.

Copeland plans on opening a center outside of Atlanta to help cope with disabilities 

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