Skip to comments.Miss Idaho Shows Off a Gorgeous Picture of ... Her Insulin Pump
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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Classy young woman, that one! :)
I’d buy that fora dollar!
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.
She’s not for sale.
Thinking of the mental disability of Miss Teen South Carolina ...
-——Whew, sure glad this headline didnt say she was showing off her penis pump. That could happen in the Hopey Changy US.——
Good Lord, who’s looking at an insulin pump?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pump? What pump?
and the pump, sure beats an ostomy bag.....
Laz would hit that......
You’re terrible. ;-D
———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....
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.
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 whats 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!