Cor Hutton had a 5% chance of survival in a battle with sepsis during 2013. She won her battle however doctors were forced to amputate both her hands and her feet to save her life. Within four months of losing her limbs, single mum Cor 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, named Finding Your Feet.
Cor has become a motivational speaker throughout her journey from Finding Your Feet to some of the most inspirational achievements. Becoming the first female amputee to summit Ben Nevis, complete the London Triathlon and the first female quadruple amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 2018. Cor devotes her life to providing the support she believes all amputees should receive. In addition to campaigning to raise awareness for the need of organs, tissue, limb donors and how to spot the signs of sepsis and prevention methods to reduce the need for amputation. She is improving perceptions and conditions for amputees 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.