Nearly five years ago, college student Aimee Copeland had a tragic zip-lining accident that led to the amputations of her left leg, right foot, and both hands. Today, as a quadruple amputee survivor, she is an advocate for the community of individuals with disabilities.
Can’t Never Could, Inc. has announced that Copeland will be the speaker for CNC’s Fourth Annual Grey Matters Dinner Event at The Newnan Centre March 17, where she will share her story of strength and encouragement in the face of adversity.
“Aimee Copeland embodies the character of a Can’t Never Could warrior,” says CNC co-founder Christi Estes. “She recognizes her blessings even through the extreme adversity she faces on a daily basis. We are so excited to share with our attendees her strength and enthusiasm for life at our dinner this year.”
Tickets are $75 each and are now on sale through the CNC website, cantnevercouldinc.com.
A local nonprofit, Can’t Never Could was established in 2013 by Rob and Christi Estes of Newnan as a result of Rob’s diagnosis with Grade IV glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer. Rob is a 42-month survivor who continues to battle this aggressive disease, and it was early in his battle with cancer that he and Christi decided to start a nonprofit to help those facing similar challenges. The name “Can’t Never Could” was inspired by Rob’s mother. He said that when he was growing up and complained about something he couldn’t do, she would always reply, “Can’t never could.”
The Can’t Never Could Grey Matters Dinner Event with Aimee Copeland is set for Friday, March 17, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd. in Newnan. In addition to individual tickets for $75 each, sponsorship opportunities are also available, and Sponsorship Levels include Diamond ($4,000 or more), Platinum ($2,500), Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500) and Bronze ($250). Sponsorship Levels include name/logo in event marketing and signage, mention at the event, web mentions, seats at the dinner (number varies depending on level of sponsorship), and advertising material in the event goody bag.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Can’t Never Could website, cantnevercouldinc.com.