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Miss Idaho Shows Off a Gorgeous Picture of ... Her Insulin Pump
Yahoo ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Lilit Marcus

Posted on 07/19/2014 6:29:34 AM PDT by shove_it

Miss Idaho, aka Sierra Anne Sandison, could certainly be posting pictures of crowns and diamonds all over her Twitter page. But the beauty queen is choosing to show off another accessory — her insulin pump.

Sandison, a 20-year-old diabetic, was crowned Miss Idaho last Saturday and has talked openly about how she felt when she got diagnosed with type one adult-onset diabetes in 2012. She tweeted a picture of herself lying on her bed, wearing her Miss Idaho sash and crown, a Wonder Woman sweatshirt, and an insulin pump. She tagged the photo #showmeyourpump and encouraged friends and followers to share their own empowering pictures...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: beauty; diabetes; pageant

1 posted on 07/19/2014 6:29:34 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

ATTA GIRL!!!


2 posted on 07/19/2014 6:30:57 AM PDT by shove_it (My real nickname is Otter)
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To: shove_it

Classy young woman, that one! :)


3 posted on 07/19/2014 6:31:01 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: shove_it

I’d buy that fora dollar!


4 posted on 07/19/2014 6:36:04 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: shove_it

Good for her. Nothing to be ashamed of.

Whew, sure glad this headline didn’t say she was showing off her penis pump. That could happen in the Hopey Changy US.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 6:37:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 12th_Monkey

She’s not for sale.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 6:39:18 AM PDT by shove_it (My real nickname is Otter)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
She is just being another "first" by openly proclaiming her disability in an attempt for sympathy and the resultant publicity. Why else would we be discussing Miss Idaho?

Thinking of the mental disability of Miss Teen South Carolina ...

7 posted on 07/19/2014 6:40:25 AM PDT by jimmyray
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To: dforest

-——Whew, sure glad this headline didn’t say she was showing off her penis pump. That could happen in the Hopey Changy US.——

OMG.....


8 posted on 07/19/2014 6:42:20 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: shove_it

Good Lord, who’s looking at an insulin pump?!


9 posted on 07/19/2014 6:53:08 AM PDT by Exeter (Thad Cochran, at 78 Mississippi's newest Democrat Senator...)
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To: Exeter

ha. I saw the picture, paused for a moment, and then scrolled down to look for a photo of the insulin pump. Somehow I missed it.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 6:54:19 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: jimmyray

She could also be doing this to raise awareness. She could be a positive example that you can go anywhere and be anything you want to be in spite of diabetes.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 6:54:34 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: jimmyray

She isn’t the “first” to wear a pump. The accompanying article clearly stated Mis Idaho got her inspiration to wear an insulin pump after learning the 1999 Miss America wore one during the beauty pageant competition.

As for Miss Teen South Carolina, she went on to become one of the most famous and recognizable faces (ahem) in the country.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 6:59:12 AM PDT by miele man
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To: shove_it

Another breakthrough for a Miss Idaho. Another one was the black Miss Idaho of 1964. Her contract stipulated that she did not have to say the name of the state.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 7:01:51 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: shove_it

Pump? What pump?


14 posted on 07/19/2014 7:03:39 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: shove_it
"This pump comes off for one thing and one thing only!"
H/t to Burt Reynolds via Smokey and the Bandit

15 posted on 07/19/2014 7:09:02 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: shove_it

Pretty Girl

and the pump, sure beats an ostomy bag.....


16 posted on 07/19/2014 7:33:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: shove_it

NOT GUILTY!!

Laz would hit that......


17 posted on 07/19/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: jjotto

You’re terrible. ;-D


18 posted on 07/19/2014 8:11:45 AM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: jjotto

———Another breakthrough for a Miss Idaho. Another one was the black Miss Idaho of 1964. Her contract stipulated that she did not have to say the name of the state.-——

Ok... That went right over my head until I pronounced Idaho in Ebonics syntax....


19 posted on 07/19/2014 9:00:42 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimmyray

Your cynicism is misplaced, my friend.

I had a woman in my life for 43 years who could have worn the label of “disabled.” She refused to. The things she was unable to do simply opened up an array of other things that she could do. Her friends (and I) knew what was wrong, but the rest of the world saw nothing but grit and determination and her beautiful smile.

She, too, was an Idahoan.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 10:52:23 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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I think she is a real hero who will inspire others not to be embarrassed and ashamed or to hide their particular physical challenge. Just knowing that someone can have a severe insulin problem and still have the energy required to stay fit and compete is inspirational! Yahoo and Free Republic are also real heroes for reporting on this. We need more of this type of story — one that celebrates what’s right with the world as opposed to what is wrong always.

Despite the obvious appeal of a “good news” story, there are a lot of cynical posters on Yahoo and elsewhere who are criticizing her and her decision, impugning her motives and just generally disagreeing. I suspect that they are the ones that run to watch the news at 5 PM to consume the typically bad-news stories.

To finish on a positive note, there are probably some other heroes hidden in this story. Next to their love, SELF-CONFIDENCE is the biggest gift a parent can give to a child. It wouldn’t surprise me there’s a mother or father in the background who gave that great gift to her!

…put Grandfather’s Uncle into your search bar and tell me what you come up with! Phil You’ll be pleasantly surprised how many other real heroes are around but go unnoticed!


21 posted on 07/19/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT by Grandfathers Uncle (hero heroes Grandfather's Uncle)
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