Nikki Bradley is the founder of ‘Fighting Fit For Ewing’s’ along with being a speaker, client account manager, columnist, and a fitness enthusiast with a special interest in adapted training.
Nikki’s life has not been what you would call, ‘normal’. Diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer (Ewing’s Sarcoma) at sixteen and the receiver of a second total right hip replacement at the age of twenty six, Nikki has been on a truly unique journey. So unique in fact, she has been informed by her consultant that she is currently one of less than ten people worldwide to have lived through what she has. In 2013 Nikki set up a fitness based awareness campaign called Fighting Fit For Ewing’s where she regularly partakes in physical challenges to highlight the importance of exercise for rehabilitation. Some past challenges include travelling to Iceland in February 2016 to scale the Sólheimajökull glacier on crutches, attempting a Guinness World Record in Holland to become the fastest woman to complete a 5k on crutches, abseiling off one of Ireland’s most iconic lighthouses, Fanad Head in Co. Donegal and successfully completing the Fan Dance on crutches- a 24km trek through the Brecon Beacons in Wales. A gruelling march usually reserved for the British Special Forces. Nikki is the second person on record to complete the Fan Dance Race Series on crutches.
Her story has attracted national and international media coverage and she uses this exposure to share her message with a wider audience. Nominated for an Outsider Magazine award and the winner of one of Ten Outstanding Young People awards in Ireland, Nikki has found success from her humble beginnings.