Corinne Hutton - Women of Inspiration 2019

Finding Your Feet

"Her infectious wit, humour and ability to laugh in the face of her own adversity is both refreshing and humbling"

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 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, namely Finding Your Feet.

Through both emotional and physical support, Finding Your Feet has changed and even saved the lives of many amputees and their families. It has raised over £700,000 for the cause so far. 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. In early 2019, she Cor became the first Scot to receive a double hand transplant.

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’. Her infectious wit, humour and ability to laugh in the face of her own adversity is both refreshing and humbling. She has spoken at events across the UK.