Patricia Waiwood

Born with no left hand and total facial paralysis, Patricia has spent her life making lemonade out of life’s tangiest lemons. When her physical limitations barred her from joining the Marines, she recast the rejection as a way to garner attention for a good cause. She bicycled alone across 19 states to raise thousands of dollars for veterans, all the while orchestrating personal appearances to promote her project and talk about her epic odyssey. Never one to waste, her new goal is to recast her 30 years of hard-won lessons as presentations.

Her headline talk is “How to Handle Nosy People: A 2-Step Solution from 30 Years of Practice.”

In her spare time, she plays baritone ukulele – and gives samples gladly!


Patricia Waiwood

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