Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential

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Patricia's Blind Ambition

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 pursue their own blind Ambitions.

Diagnosed with a 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 triathlon 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 in the Ironman distance, 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.

Today Patricia aspires to represent her country in the 2016 Paralympics in triathlon.

Patricia's Athletic Achievements

  • 4 x National champion
  • 2 x Bronze Medalist ITU World Championships
  • 2012 USAT Athlete of the Year
  • 2 X PATCO Gold Medalist

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