This week on Inspired Edinburgh we have Corinne Hutton.
Known fondly as Scotland’s ‘bionic mum’, Corinne is an author, TEDx and motivational speaker, and Founder of Finding Your Feet, a charity that supports families affected by amputation or limb difference through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects.
In June 2013 after suffering acute pneumonia and septicemia, surgeons were forced to amputate both her hands and her legs below the knee.
Since then she has set three world records, learned to fly a plane, abseiled off a multi story building and carried the baton for the Commonwealth Games. She was the poster girl for the NHS organ donor campaign and has she received numerous awards including the Great Scot Award, the Freedom of Renfrewshire bestowed by Lord Provost and a Points of Light award from Prime Minister David Cameron for her outstanding charitable work. She was also a finalist for the Scottish Woman of The Year award 2016 and she was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the West of Scotland University.
We talk about Corinne’s personal story, Finding Your Feet and the work she is doing to support others, her awards and achievements, as well as her views on purpose, legacy, changing the world and much more.
An incredibly moving and powerful conversation with a remarkable and inspirational person.
01.50 Corinne’s early life
02.50 Corinne’s career path
04.50 Corinne on becoming ill
08.00 What happened during Corinne’s illness?
10.50 Regaining consciousness
18.00 Coming to terms with becoming an amputee
21.40 Adjusting to normal life again
23.00 What advice does Corinne give to people going through what she has?
26.20 How Corinne’s charity Finding Your Feet began
32.45 The social attitude towards people with amputations
34.30 The cover of Corinne’s book Finding Your Feet and organ donation
43.30 Double hand transplant
47.50 Corinne’s greatest achievement
50.30 What is Corinne’s purpose?
52.00 What would Corinne like her legacy to be?
53.40 Corinne’s thought on success and wealth
55.20 Corinne’s bucket list goals
1.01.00 Best piece of advice
1.02.30 Advice for 20 year old self
1.04.00 Changing the world
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