Cor Hutton, Founder of Finding Your Feet

In June 2013, Cor Hutton was given a 5% chance of survival. Suffering from Pneumonia and Sepsis, she was in a coma for 10 days during which time her family came to terms with the fact that she may be gone forever. To save her life, Doctors were forced to amputate both her hands and feet. Within one year of her recovery, and finding a lack of peer support in the community, Cor started Finding Your Feet with a clear goal – to bring amputees together. From then, Cor has been front and centre of what our charity does. She’s also found time to win countless awards and honours, break records, become the first Scot to receive a double hand transplant and is a regular face in the media to change perceptions of disability in society.

Cor’s Cheat Sheet

βœ“ First female quadruple amputee to climb Ben Nevis

βœ“ Commonwealth Games Baton Carrier

βœ“ Spoken at TEDx Glasgow

βœ“ Awarded an MBE as part of the King’s Birthday Honours list

βœ“ Awarded the Freedom of Renfrewshire

βœ“ Presented with the Points of Light Award by David Cameron

βœ“ Finding Your Feet has raised over Β£1,000,000 for amputees

βœ“ Has been officially commended in the Scottish Parliament

βœ“ First Scot to receive double hand transplant

βœ“ Lobbied Scottish government to raise awareness of sepsis and was part of the subsequent successful campaign

βœ“ Received endorsements from Nicola Sturgeon, Andy Murray, Dwayne β€œThe Rock” Johnson and more

βœ“ Released an autobiographical book titled β€œFinding Your Feet”

βœ“ Appeared on Good Morning Britain, The One Show, Fox News, Sky News and most national broadcast and print media

βœ“ Presented with a Citizenship medal at the Houses of Parliament for her service to community

βœ“ Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The University of the West of Scotland

βœ“ Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The Open University

βœ“ Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Glasgow

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