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Patricia Walsh

  • Visually Impaired Speaker; Learn to overcoming obstacles, living beyond excuses, & achieve
  • One of the 1st blind engineers at Microsoft; World champion triathlete
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$5,000 - $7,500
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Texas

Diagnosed with a severe pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness. Today, Patricia is a world champion triathlete and award-winning engineer. She has raced in over 12 marathons and ultra-marathons. When a friend first mentioned triathlons to her

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Patricia delivers a message of overcoming obstacles, living beyond excuses, and achieving to an individual’s full potential. Diagnosed with a severe pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness.

Today, Patricia is a world champion triathlete and award-winning engineer. She has raced in over 12 marathons and ultra-marathons. When a friend first mentioned triathlons to her in 2009 she immediately signed up for the Ironman — before even owning a bike! In 2011 she set the world record for blind athletes, blowing away previous female and male records by over 80 minutes. Patricia has a degree in computer science and Electrical Engineering becoming one of the first blind engineers at Microsoft. Patricia is the National champion for the Olympic distance and recently secured Bronze for the United States in the Short Course World Championship in Beijing, China 2011.Today Patricia aspires to represent her country in the 2012 & 2016 Olympics in both track& Field and triathlon. It is the mission of blind Ambition Speaking to help others overcome their fear of failure in order to achieve their highest aspirations. Patricia’s strategic planning and ability to execute on goals made it possible for her to achieve a life that surpasses her wildest dreams; it is now her goal to teach others to dream big and watch as their dreams come true.

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Speaker Programs

Blind Ambition
Life story of discovering a pediatric Brain tumor at the age of 5 to then become a Paralympic hopeful. Blind Ambition Speaking can develop a discussion specific to the organization upon request. ...more
Life story of discovering a pediatric Brain tumor at the age of 5 to then become a Paralympic hopeful. Blind Ambition Speaking can develop a discussion specific to the organization upon request. ...less
Inspire Yourself
How to get out of bed in the morning every morning.
Take a Chainsaw to Your Impossibilities

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Austin Speakers Bureau – Inspirational Speaker, Patricia Walsh on Blind Ambition

Austin Texas Speakers Bureau presents Patricia Walsh on Blind Ambition. Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at the age of five. As a teenager, she lost what little vision remained due to surgical complications, and the straight-A student began a downward spiral into depression and hopelessness. But Walsh eventually had an epiphany: if she didn’t do… ... read more

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