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Meet the Champions
They come from around the world and have struggled with life-altering health conditions of all kinds. Thanks in part to medical technology, they are pursuing their passions with grit, determination, and triumph.
Navi Mumbai, India Angad, 22, uses insulin and a continuous glucose monitoring system to manage type 1 diabetes.
Taupo, New Zealand Verna, 66, has a pacemaker to help manage an abnormal heart rhythm.
Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USAMarina, 66, had lung surgery due to cancer.
Liverpool, New York, USAMeghan, 32, has a nerve stimulator to help control chronic pain.
Eugene, Oregon, USACraig, 51, has a stent to help manage heart disease.
Roma, 19, has a deep brain stimulator (DBS) to help manage dystonia.
Crema, ItalyAndrea, 32, has an ileal pouch to help manage pancolitis.
Diamond Creek, Victoria, AustraliaDavid, 50, has a pacemaker to help manage an abnormal heart rhythm.