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Stories

When you’re diagnosed with a chronic condition, it can feel like everything has been taken from you — your lifestyle, your livelihood, your future. But there is one thing no one can take from you and that’s your voice. Your voice to share your story. Your voice to inspire others faced with similar challenges.

We believe that sharing stories can inspire connections and have a long-lasting impact. That’s why, through Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken.™, we’re helping people living with chronic conditions share their experiences and charitable projects with a community of like-minded people and Medtronic employees* who are eager to lend a hand. Sharing these stories and ideas for a better world is a key component of our efforts to build a Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken. community that will inspire more people to give back.

If you want to share your story but don’t know where to start, we’ve created helpful guides available on our Resources page that will make sharing as easy as possible.

*Assistance by Medtronic employees is related to supporting charitable projects. This program is not affiliated with any sales effort by Medtronic. See our privacy policy for more information on how the Medtronic Foundation handles your information.

Meet Allison
Featured Story:

Meet Allison

Learn how Allison is getting involved again with the Parkinson’s community by sharing her daily experiences on her blog, the Perky Parkie.

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  • Meet Brian

    Meet Brian

    • Parkinson’s disease
    • USA

    Learn how Brian is raising awareness about the benefits of exercise for people living with Parkinson’s while raising money to support the Parkinson’s community through his passion project, the Baehr Challenge.

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  • Meet George

    Meet George

    • Parkinson’s disease
    • USA

    Learn how George’s Parkinson’s diagnosis inspired him to build a strong, supportive local community for fellow patients in his home state.

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  • Meet Allison

    Meet Allison

    • Parkinson’s disease
    • USA

    Learn how Allison is getting involved again with the Parkinson’s community by sharing her daily experiences on her blog, the Perky Parkie.

    READ MORE
  • Meet Gary

    Meet Gary

    • Parkinson’s disease
    • USA

    Learn how Gary Pauley inspires others living with Parkinson’s disease to challenge themselves with fitness.

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  • Meet Matt

    Meet Matt

    • Parkinson’s disease
    • UK

    Learn how Matt Eagles is using humor to help others living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Share Your Story

Words have the power to change lives, which is why we are committed to helping people amplify their impact by sharing their stories.

Are you living with a chronic condition, or a caregiver of someone who is, and:

  • Committed to helping others in your community?
  • Leading a project that makes a positive difference in people`s lives?
  • Willing to share a positive experience about creating change in someone’s life or in a community?

If so, please fill out our story submission form and tell us more. We’ll evaluate story submissions on an ongoing basis and contact individuals whose story fits the Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken. program. Please note that not every story submitted will be featured on the website.

FILL OUT STORY SUBMISSION FORM