2016 Honorees

The Bakken Invitation Award recognizes outstanding contributions of service, volunteerism, and leadership. Each year, selected Honorees are invited to nominate a charity of their choice for a $20,000 grant from Medtronic Foundation. They also join together in Hawaii to meet Earl Bakken, participate in community service projects and learn how to inspire others to “Live On. Give On.”

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Cajsa Lindberg

CAJSA LINDBERG

Cajsa Lindberg


Eskilstuna, Sweden
Type 1 Diabetes

"IT’S OKAY TO MOURN THE LIFE YOU ONCE HAD." 
Cajsa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002 and started using an insulin pump in 2016. She believes this has given her extra life, which she uses to give back to a community that supported her when she needed it the most.

Cajsa's story

Grant Recipient: 
Ung Diabetes

Elisabetta Iannelli

Eric Jordan

Fran Heitzman

Jack Terschluse

Kwanele Asante

Leah Stoltz

Lucia Deganutti

Natalia Titova

Phil Bemis

Roberta Alves Silva

R.T. Rybak

Victoria Buiza Fernandez

Wang XinJie

Yongkuan Shen

PREVIOUS HONOREES

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Check out how these incredible individuals have used their extra lives with the help of medical technology.

 

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Andrea Volfova
Bhim Mahat
David Simmonds
Juan Carlos
Hernández Corredera
Kerry Kalweit
Lisa Visser
Qi Zhang
Sheila Vasconcellos
Thomas Okello
Twinkle VanFleet
Tanya Hall
Vincent Browne

Lucilla Bossi
Krystal Boyea
Igor Chamilla
Clint Benson Doyle
Gretchen Merritt
Samantha Petersen
Rajnikant Reshamwala
Haruko Sato
Joan Talkowsky
David Watkins

Art Amman
George Dove
Bruce Harper
Jean-Paul Iyamuremye
Jennifer Jones
Edward Levien
Sara Meslow
Tracy O'Connor
Allison Smith-Conway
Claudia Tecglen

OUR COMMUNITY IS GROWING

Our community is growing

TELL US HOW YOU LIVE ON, GIVE ON
WITH THE HELP OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Share your story with us, and show the world how you are making a difference. For every story, the Medtronic Foundation will donate $10 to Project HOPE.

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