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The bakken invitation

The Bakken Invitation is annually given to people who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges and are now giving back.

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LIVE ON. GIVE ON.

Each year, award honorees are selected from the Bakken Invitation Community for the Bakken Invitation Award, recognizing their extraordinary accomplishments.

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MEET THE 2016

BAKKEN INVITATION AWARD HONOREES

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR EXTRA LIFE?

Tell us how you are helping others. For every story posted, $10 goes to Project Hope to help increase access to healthcare.

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LOVE IS A POWERFUL REMEDY THAT EVERYONE CAN SHARE.

Shelia Vasconcellos 2015 Bakken Invitation Honoree Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Type 1 Diabetes

EARL BAKKEN –  the spirit of "live on. give on."

Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken is also a patient who benefits from multiple medical devices that allow him to continue to give back through community involvement.

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Tanya hall uses her "EXTRA LIFE" to help hearts

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