FYF’s Urgent Appeal
A charity update from Cor. Strap in…We have now been supporting amputees of all ages, including some of the most vulnerable in society, for 6 years. Because of the recent implications on business and events caused by the coronavirus, we are struggling. For the first time ever, there is a chance that Finding Your Feet may not be around to provide what we have discovered is an essential service… People need us so we won't let that happen, but we need you.Watch the video and click the link: http://bit.ly/fyf-urgent-appeal
Posted by Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity on Tuesday, 17 March 2020
This time of year can be tough for many, so here’s an inspiring film before Christmas… ❤️Simon, 43, had his life changed forever when he became a below knee amputee – leaving him feeling lonely and depressed. Along with the support of his family and friends, #NationalLottery funded Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity, helped him find another purpose in life.Simon tells us his incredible story, talks about his experiences visiting amputees in hospital and explains why he is grateful that he chose to stay.#MentalHealth #MensMentalHealth #Loneliness
Posted by The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland on Monday, 23 December 2019
Cor is given Special Recognition Award! 😍
After falling ill with pneumonia in 2013, Corinne Hutton contracted life-threatening sepsis and was given a 5% chance of survival by doctors. To save her life, surgeons had to amputate both hands and her legs below the knee.Corinne, who was a single mother, underwent rehabilitation and learned to walk unaided on prosthetic legs after four months. During that time, Corinne noticed a lack of support for people who have been through amputation, and just weeks after her surgery, she set up the Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity.The charity aims to reduce the social isolation that many feel after experiencing amputation through peer support and sports activities. From helping just five people in 2013, today the Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity helps more than 500 amputees in Scotland.In five years the charity has raised more than £700,000 to fund clubs and activities such as swimming, Pilates, skiing as well as peer support groups and vital counselling.Corinne has also set three world records, including becoming the first female quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Ben Nevis. She has also abseiled down a multi-storey building and took up skiing and ballroom dancing.In January 2019, she underwent a 12-hour procedure to become the first Scottish person to receive a double hand transplant. She is now able to write and drive.We think that Corinne is truly inspirational.
Posted by Pride of Sport on Wednesday, 4 December 2019