Flesh-Eating Victim Finally Speaks Aimee Copeland talking for first time since early-May hospitalization By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted May 28, 2012 12:34 PM CDT 0 comments Comments This undated photo provided by the family shows Aimee Copeland. (AP Photo/Copeland Family) (Newser) – For the first time in nearly a month, flesh-eating bacteria sufferer Aimee Copeland has graduated from mouthing words to actually speaking, reports WRDW. "Today…May 27……is AIMEE DAY!!!" her father blogged yesterday; her family has been using the phrase to refer to the day she would be capable of breathing independently, which happened last week. "Our baby can talk," writes Andy Copeland, who adds that Aimee still doesn't know her case is garnering national press.