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We Have a Winner!

By Amanda Sheldon

Managing Editor

Posted:  6/29/2012 6:00 PM


I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have joined our new Facebook community! It’s wonderful to be able to share with/hear from you on a daily basis, as well as twice a week here at The LOOP. When joining us on Facebook, I know many of you also entered the contest to win a trip to Los Angeles to enjoy some of our local sights, tour the Medtronic facility and meet with some of our executives.

The good news is, we’ve selected a winner!

Before I tell you who it is, you might wonder how we went about selecting someone. Well, to ensure objectivity we asked one of our vendors for some help. (Karrie and I, as well as the rest of the Medtronic team, were sure to stay out of the process so we didn’t have any influence!) They used a site called to enter in the total number of entries (we received more than 3800!) and generate a winning number, which corresponded to an individual in the database of entries.

So, without further delay, the winner is….(drumroll please)….

Aron Medow!

We’ve already called Aron to tell him the good news and he is very excited! He’s been living with diabetes for 29 years. He is a consultant for a virtualizations company and lives in Cleveland, OH with his wife and two young boys. As if a busy career and a family wasn’t enough to keep anyone busy, Aron also finds the time to enjoy things like rollerblading, hiking, working out, and most recently training to compete in a mud run contest!

We’re all very excited to meet Aron when he comes to visit and will be sure to share more from him in the coming months.

For those of you who didn’t win this time, don’t worry – we have more contests coming up soon!


Rick MacDonald

Posted on Fri Jun 29 20:05:50 GMT 2012

Fantastic, glad to hear the winner announced. when is the next contest . thanks

David Joyner

Posted on Fri Jun 29 23:07:11 GMT 2012

Best of luck to the winner. Was hoping to of won to show my invention to the Executives. But Congratulations Aron!

beverly loyd

Posted on Sat Jun 30 14:34:05 GMT 2012

best of luck to everyone, i find out that i am type 2 in 2003, then i found out that i have HIV in 2010 and i have never won anything, but i keep trying.

Timothy McMiLLan

Posted on Thu Jul 05 05:52:47 GMT 2012

That is great news for them and God is smileing down on them, and hope Aron and his family have a great time .


Posted on Thu Jul 05 16:32:46 GMT 2012

Beverly, I am so very sorry to hear that. We're all thinking of you. And we will be running more contests in the future so stay tuned.

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