GRIT DETERMINATION TRIUMPH

Meet the 2017 MEDTRONIC GLOBAL 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.


MARATHON

Runners

MICHELLE

MICHELLE 

Victoria,

Australia

SEE MICHELE'S STORY

ERNESTO

Tamaulipas, Mexico
Ernesto, 42, received a gastric bypass to combat obesity.

Read Ernesto's Story

Jen

JEN

West Saint Paul,

Minnesota

USA

READ ABOUT JEN'S JOURNEY

BRUNO 

São Paulo, Brazil
Bruno, 23, has an insulin pump to manage type 1 diabetes.

Read About Bruno

FRIDLEIFUR

FRIDLEIFUR 

Hafnarfjordur,

Iceland

SEE FRIDLEIFUR'S STORY

LUCY

Perak, Malaysia
Lucy, 54, has a pacemaker to help manage heart disease.

Read Lucy's Story

Samantha

SAMANTHA 

Cranbrook, Kent,

United Kingdom

SEE SAMANTHA'S STORY

SHAWNE

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Shawne, 48, has an artificial pulmonary valve to manage heart disease.

View Shawne's Story

Kevin

KEVIN

Cumming,

Georgia

USA

READ ABOUT KEVIN

Marcello Grussu

MARCELLO

Oristano,

Italy

SEE MARCELLO'S STORY

10 MILE

RUNNERS

Jose

JOSE

Estado De Mexico, 

Mexico

READ ABOUT JOSE

TIFFANY 

Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA
Tiffany, 39, has an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to manage long QT syndrome.

See Tiffany's Story

Karin

KARIN

Vastra

Gotalands Ian,

Sweden

READ KARIN'S STORY

4

SEAN

Huddersfield, England
Sean, 49, has a coronary artery stent to manage heart disease.

See Sean's Story

Torie

TORIE

Havertown,

Pennsylvania,

USA

READ TORIE'S STORY

VINCENT 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Vincent, 40, has an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system to manage type 1 diabetes.

See Vincent's Story

XIN

XIN 

Chengdu City,

China

READ XIN'S STORY

STEFY 

North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Stefy, 45, received a deep brain stimulation (DBS) device to help treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Read About Stefy's Journey

ROB

ROB

Scottsdale, 

Arizona,

USA

SEE ROB'S Story

Julia

JULIA

Opolskie,

Poland

Read About Julia