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Ex-Football Player Turns Critical Injury into Inspiration for Others, Launches New Website
By: Tru Ink Media, LLC
Eager to impress, Branden, who stands at six-feet 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds, began vigorously running the 40-yard dash. With only five yards remaining, however, his right leg gave out and he collapsed on the turf.
"My career flashed in front of my eyes," says Branden who had been accepted to the university on a full football scholarship. "I had never felt so much pain before. A San Diego Chargers scout said my right leg swelled so severely that it was triple the size of my left leg."
At the hospital, doctors discovered that Branden broke his femur bone and they immediately performed three intense surgeries on the NFL hopeful. Despite their best efforts, however, Branden's doctors assured him he would never walk again.
"I was hospitalized for two months and I felt completely lost," he recalls. "I had a 28-inch rod in my leg and my weight decreased from 220 to 143 pounds. My coaches and teammates completely lost hope in me."
"It was a scary time for Branden," says Branden's mother Regina Riles, a registered nurse of 20 years. "But I kept reassuring him that God was going to rebuild him bigger, faster, and stronger than ever."
Much to the astonishment of everyone, nearly one year later, Branden rejoined the team his senior year, and he was much stronger than he had ever been. Branden says he simply credits God for delivering on his promise to heal him.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Branden pursued a career as a model and actor. He appeared on VH1, MTV and Spike TV. Branden also played for two arena football teams. In 2009, he then established B. Nick Fitness, which currently offers online fitness classes as well as in-person and group wellness programs that drastically transform lives.
"When I started my workouts with Branden, I was on two high blood pressure medications,"
"I love what I do," exclaims Branden. "I always told myself, 'If I can change one life daily, then this job is for me.' With every life I transform, the more glory I give to God."
For additional information about Branden Nicholson, daily wellness tips and his complete range of health and wellness services visit http://BNickFitness.com.
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Page Updated Last on: Jun 01, 2018