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Inspire, Enable, and Create Change

The Medtronic Foundation is on a mission to help patients with chronic conditions make their philanthropic ideas a reality — and ensure they go further than anyone thought possible. Together, we can bring about global change.

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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.

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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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  • Stories

    People living with chronic conditions and others share how they’re giving back to make the world a better place.

    Read their Stories
  • 5,200+

    5,200+

    • people have joined the community.

    Join a community of thousands and make a difference!

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  • Passion Projects

    We believe in the power of giving back. Support passion projects of those living with chronic conditions by volunteering your time and skills.

    Get Involved
  • Virtual Conference:<br> Making Good Happen While Living with Parkinson’s Disease

    Virtual Conference:
    Making Good Happen While Living with Parkinson’s Disease

    We hosted a virtual conference filled with storytelling, skill-building, and networking on March 25-26

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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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  • Resources

    Our growing online resource library provides tips and skills-building for volunteering, storytelling, advocacy and more.

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About Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken.

About Life.Amplified. Inspired by Earl Bakken.

Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken was inspired by people living with chronic conditions who were passionate about making a difference in the world. He hoped their impact could reach beyond the individual to communities around the globe. Inspired by Earl’s vision, the Medtronic Foundation has launched a new initiative to help people living with chronic conditions bring their bold ideas to life.

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