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Aimee Copeland thanks supporters at benefit Saturday

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Aimee Copeland thanks her supporters at a benefit ride and concert on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Aimee Copeland thanks her supporters at a benefit ride and concert on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
VILLA RICA, Ga. -

Aimee Copeland attended a huge benefit in her honor in Villa Rica on Saturday.

Copeland nearly died and had to have her hands and feet amputated after her body was ravaged by flesh-eating bacteria earlier this year. The 24-year-old woman took the stage to thank her supporters during the event.

The 63-mile benefit motorcycle ride drew a couple thousand bikers. They ended up at Mills Amphitheater for a music festival where Aimee addressed her supporters.

Organizers hosted the benefit to raise money to pay for medical expenses.

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