Magdalena Gajda, the Volunteer Ombudswoman of People with Obesity Disease and Founder and President of the OD-WAGA Foundation for People with Obesity Disease, has become the first Polish honoree to receive the coveted international award LIVE ON. GIVE ON. The Bakken Invitational Award recognises patients who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges, and use their “extra life” to give back through volunteerism and community service. Magdalena Gajda, a 2017 recipient, is the first Polish honoree of the Earl Bakken’s award represents Poland on the EASO European Patient Council. Gajda is a journalist who specialises in health and social issues, is a PR and CSR expert and has authored some 3,000 publications.