Nikki’s last dream was to help save others from the devastating disease of pancreatic cancer.
Diagnosed: December, 2010
Lost The Battle: July 9, 2013
Nikki Mitchell Foundation: http://nikkimitchellfoundation.org/
Nikki landed in Nashville to helm the enterprises of the legendary Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. She served as President of their company for 22 years. During her tenure there, she made history of her own with the Bridge of Wings flight. In 1998, she circumnavigated the northern hemisphere as co-captain in a single engine aircraft. In the Russian segment of the journey, this venture unified two countries by flying side by side in formation with two Russian aircraft to retrace the historical 1938 Flight of the Rodina. This commemorative flight opened the people’s hearts to the heroic Russian women pilots whom time had forgotten.
Nikki was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in In December 2010 and given a possible three-month prognosis. Taking the bull by the horns she consulted with renowned medical professionals around the country and her zeal for life never diminished. After thirty-one months of battling this disease, Nikki embarked upon the greatest adventure of her life on July 9th, 2013