“Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara has reached out to Aimee Copeland as the young woman recovers from an accident that nearly killed her.
“Aimee, hi! This is Sofia Vergara. I’m here in New York and we’re all thinking about you,” Vergara said in a video recorded as a message of support for Copeland. “We always have you in our minds. We are all so relieved that you’re such a strong person.”
Vergara, who was in Atlanta last year filming a role as a sexy temptress in the “Three Stooges” remake that was released earlier this year, goes on to say she hopes they can meet one day “and give you a hug.”
Several other personalities are featured on the video, all with well wishes for Copeland. Also featured were members of the band Hoobastank and cast members from “Hart of Dixie” and “The Young and the Restless.”
The video, posted on the ABC News site, is part of a campaign by a lollipop company called Sukitz, which is donating to Copeland’s recovery efforts. “The month of June is dedicated to Aimee Copeland and a portion of the proceeds will go to her,” the company said on its site.
Copeland suffered a deep cut on her calf on May 1 after falling onto rocks when a zip line snapped over the Little Tallapoosa River near Carrollton. She became infected with bacteria that causes necrotizing fasciitis, which destroys body tissues. The bacteria’s toxins did extensive damage, forcing doctors in Augusta to amputate Copeland’s left leg at the hip, her right foot and both her hands.
Her father has been updating supporters on her progress. She was able to wish him a happy Father’s Day but hugging her would cause her too much pain right now, he said in a recent update.
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