Korrin Living possibility

About 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!

After surviving sepsis in 2012 resulting in amputations to all four limbs, Korrin became a quadruple amputee and her life changed forever however she hasn't let this stop her. 

She has conquered more than anyone could imagine, undergone life changing osseointegration surgery and now wears a Bebionic muscle powered arm.

Korrin dedicates her time to empowering others with her tools of resilience, overcoming adversity and determination. She is an advocate for sepsis awareness, a mentor and has inspired thousands of people worldwide through speaking events, social media and being an ambassador for charities both here and overseas.


about Korrin Barrett
about Korrin Barrett
about Korrin Barrett
about Korrin Barrett
about Korrin Barrett

In The Media

Nov 2018

Korrin's Live Appearance on The AM Show (NZ)

On November 13th 2018 Korrin was asked to appear on The AM Show and share her story of survival, resilience and overcoming adversity with Duncan, Amanda and Mark. You can view the full video here: https://www.facebook.com/TheAMShowNZ/videos/204679617077819/ ..

Sep 2018

Korrin Shares Her Full Story with Womans Day NZ

Meet Korrin Barrett, the Kiwi quadruple amputee inspiring others to embrace life's challenges. Read the full story here: https://www.nowtolove.co.nz/health/body/meet-korrin-barrett-kiwi-quadruple-amputee-39190  ..

Mar 2018

Attitude TV Epic Award Entry 2017 - Korrin's Epic Achievements To Date

Late in 2017 I was asked to submit an entry for the Annual Attitude TV Epic Award. Craig put together this video of some of the epic adventures I've had to date...but it doesn't stop here! Remember to Live Life Unlimited! View the video below: ..

Nov 2017

I'm a Transformer - Take 5/Lucky Break Magazine Article

Recently Korrin featured in the Australian magazine Take 5 and NZ magazine Lucky Break. She shared exactly how she became a Quad Amputee back in 2012 and how she has overcome this to empower others. You can read the article below (if you are unable to read the article here, p ..

Public Speaking

Summary of Topics:

Resilience & Overcoming Adversity.
Building Your Personal Brand.
Why Goals are Good For You.
The Art of Appreciation.    

           Living Life Unlimited.
           Leading With Courage.
           Overcoming Depression and Self Doubt.
           Bullying & Body Image.


  • "I first met Korrin 2 years ago - not a week has gone by since that I don't remember her story - her power - her inspiration.
    Having hosted hundreds of corporate events - her story - her ability to capture a room - her ability to keep it real - is one of the best I've seen. Her inspiration is something that EVERYONE needs to be exposed to at least once in their lives.
    Korrin is one of the most talented and engaging speakers I've witnessed!"

    ~ Ben Davis - Drive Presenter 4BC Radio - 1116am ~
  • "Korrin Barrett is the truest example of someone living life to the fullest. I have known Korrin for just on five years and I have never met someone so full of life and positivity even in the tough times. Her courageousness and willingness to spread cheer and goodwill needs to be bottled and sold. Korrin easily had the breakfast gathering of Office Professionals in the palm of her hand at the annual Office Professionals Day Breakfast in May 2013. Her account of the journey she took from a well human being to an extremely ill human being and back again, is touching, uplifting and inspiring. Korrin is definitely someone you want to have at your next event if you are looking for a great personality, sense of humour and positivity."

    ~ Cassie Wilson - Principal Advisor - Department of Transport & Main Roads ~
  • ""Korrin spoke to 500 students at our school in 2017 and for many students, her speech was the highlight of their week. They talked about Korrin for days and so many of them said how great it was to hear from a “real person” about their experiences, challenges and successes. The icing on the cake was the proposal story and the helicopter flight with Richie!
    It is so important for our young people to see examples of resilience and Korrin’s positivity and enthusiasm for life, despite what she has been dealt, was infectious. We would highly recommend Korrin as a speaker for both students and adults alike.""

    ~ Genevieve Leech - Year 11 Dean - Christchurch Girls' High School, NZ ~
  • ""Korrin delivered a heartfelt, polished and professional presentation to our students in 2017. Korrin took care in consultation with the college to align her presentation with our current focus and vision. These factors ensured that the delivery was targeted with a significant and lasting impact upon our student body.""

    ~ Jason Reid - Principal - Mackenzie College, NZ ~
  • "On behalf of our CEO Gary Mahon and the QTA Board of Directors, I would like to formally thank you for contributing to the success of our sixth QTA International Women’s Day Event in Brisbane. We greatly appreciate your commitment to our event and the professionalism of your presentation. Thank you for sharing your personal anecdotes and the realities of the recovery you have endured. Your positivity, passion for life and resilience all shone through and you inspired everyone in the room.
    We have received very positive feedback about the event, and in particular, about your honesty and willingness to share your story. Your courage and tenacity to make your way in the world is amazing and we are so lucky to have had you a part of our event this year. Once again, I thank you for your valued contribution and your generosity in sharing your experiences. I hope you enjoyed the morning and that the experience with your fellow speakers was positive and worthwhile for you." "

    ~ Lisa Acret - Membership Service Manager - QLD Trucking Association ~
  • "Korrin is a truly inspirational person who is always positive and looking to her next challenge. I asked Korrin to speak publicly, for the very first time, in May 2013 at our annual Office Professional's Day breakfast. She not only owned the stage but had a heart-felt message, with a few tears and lots of laughs for everyone present.

    Korrin speaks from the heart and draws on her unstoppable determination. I would highly recommend Korrin as a mentor, speaker, educator, coach and ambassador for whatever she sets out to achieve.

    Korrin's achievements are amazing and she has become an unstoppable force. Her courage and willpower are immeasurable and whilst she might not admit it – she is one truly inspirational lady! "

    ~ Louise Burton - Former President of the Australian Institute for Office Professionals QLD ~
  • ""Korrin Barrett presented at our 2018 International Women’s Day soiree for senior student leaders. Her presentation was great. She generously shared her story with us, and despite the horrific impact that the sepsis had on her, Korrin presented a real, courageous attitude that embraces opportunity and life. This role modelling of gratitude, hope and humour has left a very positive impact on all who attended.""

    ~ Ms Catherine Allen - Deputy Principal Students - St Rita's College, QLD ~
  • "MBBC boys were thoroughly engaged by Korrin’s inspiring story of courage and hope. By sharing her journey, Korrin shows us that life can throw you curve balls but it is during those times of challenge that we understand just how strong we are and anything is possible if we set our minds to it."

    ~ Susanne Jamieson - Moreton Bay Boys College, Brisbane ~


Completed 10km Bridge 2 Brisbane - 2015

Completed 14km City 2 Surf - Sydney 2015

Swam with Sharks at Sealife Underwater World - 2015

From The Blog

Nov 2016

Quad Amputee Korrin Barrett using Bebionic Small Hand for Fine Motor Skill Training

One of the many tasks I was required to do on my first day of OT training with my new Bebionic Small Hand...watch till the end, I have a lot to learn 😂 (https://m.facebook.com/korrinlivingpossibility/)  ..

Sep 2016

Quad Amputee Korrin Barrett Trials Bebionic Small Hand

Here I am trialling the Steeper bebionic small hand...grip patterns are mastered, now I need to put them to everyday use :-)  ..

Jul 2016

Quad Amputee Korrin Barrett Walks on her Osseointegrated Legs

I underwent bilateral below knee osseointegration in 2 stages...stage 1 on 1st June and stage 2 on 13th July. This is me 2 weeks post stage 2 walking on my brand new legs!  ..

Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 46

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend So it turns out I'm allergic to Celebrex...just a simple little anti-inflammatory but not for me obviously after we figured out it was the culprit I was given Phenergan and a hydrocortisone injection...I zonked out about 20 min ..


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