Korina is married to Daniel, mother to two young children, Hayden and Amelia, and enjoys a very close bond with her parents, Chris and Sandra, and sister Crystal. Dedicated to her husband, children and extended family, with a wide social network of friends and work colleagues, Korina embraced life.
However, In April 2015, one week before her 28th birthday, Korina became seriously ill with symptoms doctors thought to be influenza but was in fact a life threatening bacterial infection. Korina’s condition rapidly deteriorated and doctors held grave fears for her survival and placed her on life support as vital organs shut down.
Korina was now facing the biggest challenge of her young life – the battle to survive this insidious infection that could potentially take her life.
Against all odds, with drive and determination coupled with the love and support of extended family and friends, as well as competent and caring medical teams Korina survived. Unfortunately the severity of her condition resulted in quadruple amputations devastating this young couple and bringing a new set of challenges for them to overcome. Both arms were amputated just below the elbow, one leg close to her hip and the other leg just below her knee.
Prosthetics and medical aids are very costly with prosthetics needing to be replaced every 7 – 10 years during Korina’s lifetime. Government funding will not cover all these costs therefore the charity needs as much help as possible to raise funds to ensure Korina enjoys a basic quality of life.
Korina’s inspirational story is shared here in the hope that she can be supported through the toughest challenge of her life.