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!

Late in 2012, Korrin went from a super fit, healthy and happy 33 year old to suddenly fighting for her life in hospital. A perforated bowel and medical complications led to 9 days in an induced coma, over 4 weeks in ICU, 25+ surgeries including the removal of her large colon, amputations to both legs and both arms and a total of 7.5 months in hospital doing extensive rehabilitation to learn to walk again and to try and live as independently as she possibly could, but… she never gave up!








In The Media

07
Sep 2014

WEEKEND TODAY Pre Bridge 2 Brisbane Chat

September 07, 2014: Korrin Barrett lost her hands and feet to septicaemia, but was training for the Bridge to Brisbane run. Korrin joined us from the starting line of the race. Watch the exclusive clip here (http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/today/videos/3771174083001/) ..

09
Aug 2014

WEEKEND TODAY Korrin Barrett joins us in the studio

Korrin Barrett appears on the Weekend Today Show: 9th August, 2014 ..

02
Aug 2014

COURIER MAIL No Hands, No Legs, No Worries

It was a sudden and devastating attack of septicaemia that claimed Korrin Barrett’s limbs. A stomach-ache that quickly turned deadly, amputating her legs and hands was the only thing that would save Korrin’s life. But since that life or death decision, th ..

Public Speaking

Summary of Topics:

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

Living a Life Less Ordinary.
Limbs,Laughter and Life.
Living Possibility.
Bullying & Body Image.

Testimonials

  • "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 ~
  • "In 2013, I had the pleasure of hearing Korrin Barrett open the AIOP Breakfast for over 500 professional support staff in Brisbane. I was sitting between Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and his executive assistant, and experienced first hand the electric power of Korrin's comments. She not only inspired the audience about her personal story of tremendous resilience with incredible grace and humour, she actually empowered us all to feel we could each make the world a better place. The room moved from tears to laughs to cheers. Korrin is a remarkable motivational speaker. I could not recommend her more highly."

    ~ Company Director, Resilience Strategist, GAICD ~
  • "Our Year Five students were incredibly moved by Korrin's presentation. She touched their hearts and they responded very warmly to her. Korrin is proof that anything is possible with the right attitude, sheer courage and endurance. I know that what we heard is just the beginning for Korrinn, as there are surely more obstacles for her to face and move right on through. I wish her all the best in her future achievements. Kaye Rosnick, Runcorn Heights State School, Brisbane."

    ~ Kaye Rosnick, Runcorn Heights State School, Brisbane ~
  • "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 ~
  • "In 2013, I had the pleasure of hearing Korrin Barrett open the AIOP Breakfast for over 500 professional support staff in Brisbane. I was sitting between Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and his executive assistant, and experienced first hand the electric power of Korrin's comments. She not only inspired the audience about her personal story of tremendous resilience with incredible grace and humour, she actually empowered us all to feel we could each make the world a better place. The room moved from tears to laughs to cheers. Korrin is a remarkable motivational speaker. I could not recommend her more highly."

    ~ Mara Bun - Company Director, Resilience Strategist, GAICD ~
  • "Korrin Barrett is an inspiration! She presents the story of her journey in a heart-felt, personal, and touching way. Korrin captivates the audience and motivates us to think beyond our limits."

    ~ Stephen Mally - Director - Fundraising Force, Sydney ~

Events

Completed 10km Bridge 2 Brisbane - 2015

Completed 14km City 2 Surf - Sydney 2015

Swam with Sharks at Sealife Underwater World - 2015

From The Blog

28
Jul 2015

You Move Me Project - City 2 Surf Pledge

I made a pledge a year ago to participate in the 14km City to Surf to raise funds for You Move Me Project and the time is almost here! This is going to be one of the biggest challenges I've undertaken but I know I'll do it with the support of the Evolution to Wellbeing crew,  ..

30
Mar 2015

Driving 30th March 2015

Well it's been a a few months since my last stint in the car. I haven't been well these past few months as my Ulcerative Colitis decided to flare up again and I ended up in hospital a few times but I am determined to be healthy and stay out of that place! Ok so back to my ..

19
Dec 2014

Driving Experience 19th December 2014

Well today I hopped into my car for the first time in months to go for a drive...and it was awful! I couldn't get comfortable, I felt so uncoordinated and we didn't even go out onto the real road. We drove around and around the circuit that we live in and I just couldn't get  ..

07
Sep 2014

Bridge to Brisbane 2014

2 years ago on Fathers Day I was admitted to hospital and that was the beginning of my life changing forever. Today I am competing in the 5km Bridge to Brisbane Race with a group of amazing supporters! We have branded Korrin singlets and we're all pumped and ready to go. Befo ..

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Charities

You Move Me is a partnership between Evolution to Wellbeing and their clients providing prosthetic limbs to amputees in Bolivia.

Evolution To Wellbeing cherish health and freedom of movement and they want every person to have the chance to enjoy mobility and good health, regardless of where they live. Limited social security means that many Bolivians simply don’t possess the resources to access the medical care they need. Evolutions' financial support of The Artificial Limbs Centre makes a direct impact on the lives of Bolivian amputees.

Korrin needs your support

Korrin now needs your support so she can get Osseointegration surgery on her legs, and possibly her arms, helping her gain back her independence and drive for life.

I may not be there yet,
but I'm closer than
I was yesterday

Contact Us

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