was the youngest of three children born to Fred and Margaret Bradley.
He was born in Morecambe, United Kingdom with Spina Bifida, which
left him paralyzed below the waist. The doctors told his parents
not to expect to take their son home from the hospital. But as
Darren was to prove – for the first of many times in his
life – the doctors were wrong: He would survive and flourish
because of his strong will and determination.
Darren was raised and lived the rest of his life in Portstewart
Dominican as a teenager where he made many lifetime friends and
earned the reputation of someone with a strong mind and a quick
wit. He went on to study at Coleraine University where he graduated
with an honors degree in Humanities. After graduation he did political
and historical research for the Ulster Society. Darren was strongly
pro British and believed that the United Kingdom should not fully
enter the European Community. To this end he was actively involved
in the United Kingdom Independence Party.
Darren had dreams of travel and made several trips to the United
States. He was very fond of Florida, which held special memories
for him – especially his visit to the Kennedy Space Center.
Darren lived his life fighting against his physical handicaps
and showed all of us that if you believe in yourself you can always
achieve your goals.
His mother dedicated her life to him and always made sure that
she was there to comfort him when he needed it. He is missed by
his family and friends, but his precious memory lives on in all
The Family of Robert Darren