'Bionic mum' bids to help sick baby

A QUADRUPLE ­amputee has put her recovery on hold to fund the treatment of a baby who was born dangerously premature.

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Corinne Hutton is delaying her own recovery to help  a baby's fight for life   Picture: Colin Templeton
Corinne Hutton is delaying her own recovery to help a baby's fight for life Picture: Colin Templeton

Corinne Hutton, from Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, is due to receive life-changing bionic hands at Dubai's Mediclinic.

The 43-year-old mum-of-one lost her hands and her legs below the knee to septicaemia in June last year.

But on hearing the plight of a couple, Corinne decided to use funds raised by her charity, Finding Your Feet, to save their ­baby's life.

Chrislyn Vaty and Sylvester Sequeira, who live and work in Dubai, were due to ­return to their native India in June.

When Chrislyn went into labour unexpectedly at just 24 weeks, the uninsured couple were faced with huge bills to save their son.

Weighing just 490g at birth, tiny baby Shrislyn Christopher will require incubation for at least six weeks.

Each day the incubator costs the equivalent of the couple's combined monthly ­income - and doctors have ruled that treatment be stopped ­unless this cost is met.

Corinne, known as the bionic mum, decided to postpone her ­recovery to pay the couple's medical bills.

Corinne, who is mum to Lochwinnoch Primary pupil, Rory, 5, launched the charity to fund her treatment and help others.

She said: "While my recovery can be put on hold temporarily, this baby and his family do not have the luxury of time. We can hopefully support this family and help baby Shrislyn find his feet for life."


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