SUNSHINE COAST DAILY Skydiving challenge holds no fears for amputee

SKYDIVING was on Korrin Barrett's bucket list long before she faced a life-threatening illness.

In 2012, she contracted septicaemia after being treated for a perforated bowel.

She spent nine days on life support and eight months in hospital, undergoing multiple surgeries to amputate her right hand, left fingers and both legs below the knee. Even when doctors told her they would have to do the amputations, she didn't think her life was at an end.

"My first thought was I will walk again," Korrin said.

When she shared her story while preparing for Brisbane's Bridge to Brisbane fun run last year, she revealed how she hoped to skydive and swim with the sharks.

Sunshine Coast business owners have joined forces to bring those dreams to reality.
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