NIKKI BRADLEY WAS on UTV this evening talking about how she climbed Mount Errigal on crutches last Thursday.
Twenty-nine-year-old Nikki is a cancer survivor an inspirational speaker and the founder of an awareness campaign called Fighting Fit For Ewing’s.
Her campaign is based primarily around participating in physical challenges to highlight the importance of exercise for rehabilitation while raising awareness for Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare type of cancer in the bone.
Nikki Bradley and Ian Parke on their way to the summit of Mount Errigal last week. Photos by Paul Doherty Photography and Iain Miller
Nikki, from Letterkenny, was joined in the snow by photographer Paul Doherty, climbing expert Iain Miller, rope access technician Ian Parke, digital marketing student Siobhan Cox and Oscar the dog.
Last month, Nikki told Donegal Sport Hub at their Live Roadshow in the Radisson Hotel that she faces the possibility of losing her leg, but will not let that detract her.
“I can pretend that it was a walk in the park but it was difficult in places,” Nikki said. “When I did hear that I might lose my leg I just thought I would do as much as I can. I’ll just go with the flow. Whatever happens, happens. ”
She is also a columnist and JCI Donegal 2015 president. In August, Nikki became the first woman to abseil off Fanad Head LightHouse in Donegal.