‘It means freedom and that’s what this leg gives me’ – Nikki Bradley, who lost leg to cancer, buys heels for first time in a decade

'To stand firmly on two feet today, with my prosthetic is going to be really exciting' - Nikki Bradley get first pair of heels in over a decade

Bairbre Power

Nikki Bradley is shopping for heels. It’s not your average girly hunt for festive party shoes but a mission to locate her first pair of heels in over a decade.

The 37-year-old, from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, is an amputee. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in 2002 and has had two hip replacements.