Cor Hutton had a 5% chance of survival in a battle with Sepsis in 2013. She survived, however doctors were forced to amputate both her hands and her feet. Within four months of losing her limbs, single mum Corinne defied doctors with her progress when she walked a mile through Glasgow city centre on prosthetic legs, in a bid to raise awareness of the charity she had set up to help other amputees, namely Finding Your Feet.
Cor has become a motivational speaker throughout her journey from Finding Your Feet to some of the most inspirational achievements such as being the first female amputee to summit Ben Nevis, completed the London Triathlon in 2017 and became the first female quadruple amputee to climb Kilimanjaro in 2018. Cor devotes her life to running her charity in addition to campaigning to raise awareness of the need for organ, tissue and limb donors, to spot the signs of killer sepsis and prevention methods to reduce the need for amputation. She is improving perceptions and conditions for disabilities too, changing the boundaries and removing the stigma of being ‘different’. In January 2019, Cor became the first Scot to receive a double hand transplant.