Cor Hutton is a quadruple amputee, single mother, activist, charity founder and world record holder. A fine and truly inspirational speaker, Cor is the first Scot to receive a double hand transplant. She has an infectious wit and a great sense of humour. Her ability to laugh in the face of her own adversity is both refreshing and humbling. Speaking at events across the UK, Cor is in increasing demand as an inspirational keynote and motivational speaker.
About Cor Hutton
Cor Hutton had an irritating cough in 2013. When it worsened, she went to hospital, collapsing in the waiting room. It turned out to be pneumonia, which rapidly turned into sepsis, and she was given a 5% chance of survival. Against all odds, Cor lived, 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.
Cor Hutton is the epitome of inspirational. She is the first quadruple amputee to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and has also climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis. Determined not to let her amputations hold her back, she can abseil, cycle and ski and has had ballroom dance lessons. Cor’s 90% hand function has surpassed surgeons’ expectations of 75%.
Through emotional and physical support, Finding Your Feet has changed and saved the lives of many amputees and their families. In the process it has raised over £1,000,000 for the cause.
Cor has had the honour of carrying the Commonwealth Games baton. In addition, she received the Freedom of Renfrewshire and received the Points of Light award from the then Prime Minister David Cameron. She is also regularly included in Inspirational Women of the Year awards.
Cor devotes her life to running her charity. She campaigns to raise awareness of the need for organ, tissue and limb donors. Furthermore, she highlights the importance of how to spot the signs of sepsis. Above all she wants to encourage 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’.
A regular contributor to the world’s press, Cor has appeared on national TV including The One Show and Good Morning Britain and has had a monthly column in The Sunday Post. Her greatest achievement to date, however, is raising her son, Rory.
"Cor Hutton has been my first choice inspirational speaker for the last 2 years on a seminar I run on gender diversity. It is a session that aims to motivate and educate my delegates in equal measure and Cor’s talk is one of the most inspirational and motivational stories I’ve heard and the perfect way to close my event. Cor is passionate, humble and heart-warming but delivers her talk with ambition and humour. The reaction she receives to her story is lovely to see as delegates are left with a smile (sometimes a tear) and a whole lot of admiration. I would absolutely recommend Cor as a speaker at any event. She is a true inspiration of what grit and determination can achieve."
Kirsty Zollinger, AJ Bell
"Cor's message lands within your soul on every possible level. I have the pleasure to watch Cor time and time again hold a room, hold every person within the palm of her hand. It changes where people operate from as human beings. I am delighted and honoured that Cor is part of the Reach Your Peak event and every time she presents we have no dry eyes in the room. How Cor uses her life experience is nothing short of inspirational – it's real, it's raw and it's heart wrenching, but makes you feel truly amazing and aware that your life has to have purpose and meaning to it."
Stevie Kidd, Reach Your Peak Events