A few weeks ago Sierra Sandison was a contestant in the Miss Idaho Pageant. She wasn't a diabetes advocate or even a person who widely shared with her friends that she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 18. Much has changed since then.
Sierra was backstage at Miss Idaho during the first night of competition when she had a chance meeting with Miss Idaho's Outstanding Preteen, 12-year-old McCall Salinas. Sierra stepped out of her dressing room and heard these words: "Oh my gosh, is that an insulin pump?"