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Meet the Champions
They come from around the world and have struggled with life-altering health conditions of all kinds. Today, thanks in part to medical technology, they’re pursuing their passions like never before.
Tamaulipas, Mexico Ernesto, 42, received a gastric bypass to combat obesity.
Read Ernesto's Story
West Saint Paul,
São Paulo, Brazil Bruno, 23, has an insulin pump to manage type 1 diabetes.
Read About Bruno
Perak, MalaysiaLucy, 54, has a pacemaker to help manage heart disease.
Read Lucy's Story
Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaShawne, 48, has an artificial pulmonary valve to manage heart disease.
View Shawne's Story
Estado De Mexico,
Wake Forest, North Carolina, USATiffany, 39, has an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to manage long QT syndrome.
See Tiffany's Story
Sean, 49, has a coronary artery stent to manage heart disease.
See Sean's Story
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USAVincent, 40, has an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system to manage type 1 diabetes.
See Vincent's Story
North Sulawesi, IndonesiaStefy, 45, received a deep brain stimulation (DBS) device to help treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Read About Stefy's Journey