Pump, pump, pump it up!
The stunning beauty above is reigning Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandison, who showed off more than just her swimsuit body at a recent pageant.
That tiny device attached to her hip in that photo isn’t a battery pack or a beeper. That’s her insulin pump!
The 20-year-old posted the pic on Instagram in order in inspire other diabetics just like her to never let the disease stop them from following their dreams! Clearly, being diabetic didn’t stop Sierra!
The snapshot has now gone viral and sparked a trend online of others sharing their own insulin pump pics along with the hashtag #showmeyourpump!
Miz Sandison says she never would have dreamed of posting a pic of herself in a bikini online, but people across the country were asking to see her walking across the stage wearing her pump proudly!
"Honestly, it is terrifying walking out on stage in a swimsuit, let alone attached to a medical device. Diabetes turned my life upside down when I was first diagnosed. Don't let your challenge hold you back or slow you down. Use it to, not only empower yourself and grow as an individual, but to serve and influence other people as well.”
Sierra was crowned Miss Nevada just the other week, and she’s already making a difference!
You go, girl!
[Image via Instagram/Susan Hessing.]
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