All of the Bakken Honorees are inspiring. I cried reading all of their amazing stories. Truly inspiring messages like “YOU ARE NOT ALONE.” and “PAY IT FORWARD.”, but one in particular stood out to me. In today’s world, especially with the politics going on currently, I think his message is exceptionally important. “ALL CULTURES CAN UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE.” This is the message from Bhim Mahat who is from Kathmandu, Nepal and suffers from cardiovascular disease.
Bhim was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease and had open heart surgery to replace a damaged aortic valve in 1992. Immediately after his surgery, he became a lifetime member of the Nepal Heart Foundation and began working to help others with the same condition. Thanks to the efforts of Bhim and the foundation’s, Nepal now has a dedicated heart hospital.
“Love cannot be lost in translation. No matter someone’s native language or country, you can always be of service to others because the language of the heart is pure, divine and natural.”- Bhim Mahat
The Bakken Invitation is a global program that Medtronic Foundation launched in 2013 to connect and celebrate people who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges and are now selflessly giving back to their communities.
If we all just gave back, volunteered, offered helped and loved a little more who knows what we can do to impact the world? We are all humans beings and some are in great need.
Here are some ideas to help in your community:
- Gather blankets for the homeless
- Donate food to a food bank
- Volunteer to help at a shelter
- Collect packages of diapers for a women and children’s shelter
- Volunteer to work with underprivileged kids
The list keeps going and going on ways to help in your community. I encourage everyone to help any way they can.
Do you live with medical technology?
Enter to win a $100 Visa gift card! Visit this link and look at the 12 Bakken honorees. There is so much inspiration. In addition to how aspiring Bhim Mahat is, share another one that resonates with you. Comment below about how you give back to your community or what you would like to do for your community for a chance to win a $100 Visa® gift card.
::The giveaway is now closed:: Giveaway will end at 11:59pm pst on March 18th. Winner will be chosen at random from the people who visit the link of the 12 Bakken honorees and comments below about which honoree inspires them and how they help or plan to help in their community to make a difference.