When the camera zooms out, it becomes clear why her photo of herself in a bikini on the beach is being shared by thousands.

Aimee Copeland graduated from The University of Georgia in 2012 at 24.

She took a few days off that year to enjoy the last few weeks before graduation with her pals.

They decided to travel to a tiny lake one day to zipline over the water. The daring gang wanted to try it out right away.

Aimee couldn’t have guessed that the event would forever alter her life. A zipline is a long, stretched wire that hangs precariously in the air, offering breathtaking vistas of the ground below. In general, it is entirely secure.