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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 and committed to helping others in your community?
  • Leading a project or have a positive experience to share about making a difference in people’s lives?
  • Working on a unique project you want to share with the world?

If so, please fill out the form below 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, not every story submitted will be featured on the website.


We would like to understand which chronic conditions are part of your life.*

If you are living with a chronic condition or caring for someone who lives with a chronic condition, please select your primary condition below. You can also select a secondary condition.

If you are a Medtronic employee, a non-profit representative or other potential volunteer, please select conditions that are connected to your work or interests.

The Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken. program is open to people over the age of 18. If you would like to share a story on behalf of someone under 18, please let us know in your story summary below. If the story is selected, we will require authorization from a legal guardian before publishing.

In a few sentences, please tell us about how living with, or supporting someone living with, a chronic condition has inspired you to give back.*

Please focus your story on:

  • The inspiration and motivation to start giving back
  • What activities you organized or participated in to give back
  • The impact achieved in the community through those activities
  • Advice to others interested in starting to give back

We are unable to include stories that go into detail around diagnosis, treatment and therapies. Please only share high-level information about specific conditions.

What topics are you interested in? (Check all that apply.)

Medtronic Foundation will be processing the personal data that you will provide when sharing your story with us. More information on how Medtronic processes your personal data for such purposes can be found in our Privacy Statement.*

Because Medtronic Foundation will be processing special categories of personal data, including data relating to your health, we need your explicit consent. Note that you are under no obligation to provide your consent; however we won’t be able to include you in Medtronic Foundation Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken. program if you do not agree to the processing of your personal data. Your personal data will be used and protected in accordance with our Privacy Statement.