Amputee Stories

Our Quad Amputee Friends

Korina Valentine

Korina Valentine

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...

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Mia Wilkinson

Mia Wilkinson

In 2017, our beautiful Mia was a typical four-year-old-girl attending Kindy. She loved swimming and gymnastics and was very proud of herself for having just mastered riding a bike. In October 2017 our lovely girl suddenly went from perfectly happy, active, cheeky and...

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Matthew Ames

Matthew Ames

Matthew Ames was 39 years old when what started as a sore throat resulted in the loss of all four of his limbs. He had contracted streptococcal resulting in toxic shock and was never expected to survive. Matthew suffered kidney failure, a detached retina, and...

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Mandy McCracken

Mandy McCracken

In 2013 Mandy was admitted to her local hospital with dehydration, before being transferred to the Northern Hospital in Melbourne with kidney failure, liver failure, toxic shock and septicaemia. Doctors miraculously managed to save her life, but they couldn’t save her...

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Korrin Barrett

Korrin Barrett

If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you…and it was through the survival of a life threatening illness that Korrin’s life changed forever! Late in 2012, Korrin went from a super fit, healthy and happy 33 year old to suddenly fighting for her life in hospital....

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