Issue 13 January 2019

The 9th of January 2019 marked five years since our charity began. It was also the day that Cor received her double hand transplant.

She was taken from her home in Lochwinnoch to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance. Surgeons worked tirelessly for 12 hours in an extremely complicated and high-pressure procedure. The team included Professor Simon Kay, who was recently appointed OBE in the New Year’s Honours, and Professor Andrew Hart from Scotland, who performed the surgery to remove Cor’s hands and lower legs in 2013 and has since become her close friend.