A village of culture and heritage at the heart of the Semple Heritage Trail
March 13th - 24th
The Friendly Festival
When super-fit businesswoman Corinne Hutton fell ill at age 43 in June 2013 after suffering acute pneumonia and septicemia, surgeons were forced to amputate both her hands and her legs below the knee. Following her near-fatal illness, single mum Corinne made remarkably swift progress, defying the odds and the doctors, walking unaided on prosthetic legs within four months. With her enormously charming, confident and charismatic persona, Corinne now devotes her life to supporting others who face limb loss, by encouraging, mentoring, speaking, motivating and inspiring.
Prior to her illness, Corinne was a busy small business owner, devoted Mum to Rory (then aged 4 years) and regular fitness fanatic, setting herself challenges like running marathons, cycle rides and climbing expeditions to raise money for worthy causes. She was completely out on a limb; a shadow of her former self. Her rehabilitation kicked off with her brothers breaking her out of hospital for Rory's first day at school and she claims that 'laughter is the best medicine' shown by their seemingly hilarious opportunity to transport her and her wheelchair on top of Davy's Land Rover!
Corinne will talk about her autobiographical book Finding Your Feet
All proceeds from this event will be going to Corrine's charity Finding Your Feet, supporting people and families affected by amputation or limb difference.