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.
Since then, Cor has carried the Commonwealth Games baton, received the Freedom of Renfrewshire, been given the Points of Light award by Prime Minister David Cameron and is regularly included in Inspirational Women of the Year awards. She was 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’. She speaks at events throughout the UK. In January 2019, Cor became the first Scot to receive a double hand transplant.