Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandison, didn’t just take the stage by storm this pageant season; she took the world by storm.
How did she do it?
It’s simple: she clipped her insulin pump to her bikini bottom during the swimsuit portion of the Miss Idaho pageant.
What inspired Sandison’s courageous act was a young girl backstage. And what followed… well, what followed was an outpouring of support for Sandison from thousands of people who, via Twitter and Instagram, shared pictures of themselves sporting their own insulin pumps.
Miss Sandison may not have won the title of Miss America 2015. But she has won all of our hearts with her courageous show of support for people with diabetes across the country.
Take a look at the video below to learn more about Sierra Sandison’s incredible diagnosis story, and the moment that inspired her to get an insulin pump. Find out how she’s now inspiring others to #showmeyourpump!
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