She is an endless well of amazing ideas and brilliance, which she leverages to coach others through the creative process of writing. She does this with writers of all types, genres, and ages.
She always seems to meet them exactly where they are, and help move them to the next level. She is also a remarkable mom to an adult child with a rare disease, and has been a tireless advocate for his care, as well as writing about it with grace and beauty.
She is simply remarkable in every way I can think of! She's a BAM of epic proportions.
Patti has made her giant sons into truly gentle men; taken on medics and written about it with intelligence and humour. She helps other people gain confidence and inspires us to face down inner and outer demons. She is a warrior. We met in Iceland and she struck me from the first as a fireball of determination who can also listen attentively. We don't use the phrase 'badass' in Britain - but we know one when we see her!
This is going to be short and sweet. Patti is the mother of giants, literally. Her eldest son has an extraordinarily rare disease called Acromegaly, otherwise known as gigantism, otherwise known as "that thing Andre the Giant" had. I'm not a mom so I think every mom is a BAM but the mom's out there who are kicking ass, taking names, AND raising kids with rare diseases are SUPER-BAM. Do you have a super-bam category? Because if you did, Patti should be in it. Since her son's diagnosis, Patti has become "more than mom", she has been advocate, health care professional, friend, mom, homework slayer, bill payer, constant hospital companion (through multiple brain surgeries), and much more. There really is no other words to describe her as a mother (or as a person) than BADASS. Much love to you and all of the work you do in highlighting these amazing, goddess, warrior, women we call moms!
I knew the moment I first spoke to Patti that she was a badass human, so of course her bad-assery extends to motherhood! Patti is a driven, intelligent, caring, wonderful person who thankfully is passing all of those things along, in her role as a mom. I am lucky to call her a friend.
Patti Hall is one of the strongest women I know. Not only has she been an advocate for her son's health after being diagnosis with a rare disease, but she has made it her life's mission to make sure that her boys get to live a life filled with humour, authenticity and GIGANTIC love! She is the BAMest of the BAMs and truly inspiring. Their story is one for BOOKS! And it will be. Throughout it all, Patti has been writing, which is a WHOLE other level of inspiring. Writing about her experiences of motherhood, of hearing the worst thing a parent can hear, and facing it all with grace and grit. And this is not were it ends with Patti Hall. Her momma bear BAMery spills out in every relationship she forms. As a friend to Patti, she naturally takes a stand for me in more ways that I can express. She champions, inspires, motivates and comforts. She takes your hand and says "You can do this!" in ways that make you believe in yourself. Patti is one Bad Ass Mom & I feel honoured to know her.