Miss Utah 2015, Krissia Beatty, is a walking miracle. Literally.
You see, when Krissia was 2 years old, doctors informed her parents that she had spina bifida occult – which is a gap in your spine. Because doctors weren’t all that informed about the disease back when Krissia was born, they didn’t give much hope to her parents.
From Today.com, “Basically, they just handed me to my parents and said, ‘Here’s your daughter. Here’s a wheelchair. And that’s all we can do,'”
But Krissia defied the odds against her and learned to walk. Heck – more than walk, Krissia joined the Track Team at her high school! From the same article, “Running causes me pain but it’s not so intense that I can’t do it. I just ran track to prove I could overcome this.”
And on her 3rd attempt at the Miss Utah crown, Krissia was able to walk (and run) across the famous Miss America stage in Atlantic City. See? Walking Miracle. 🙂
This year, Krissia has promoted her platform of “Live Well” cross the state of Utah – advocating for people to eat well, feel well, move well, and be well. Very fitting, considering how “well” she performed in Atlantic City and during her year in her home state.
We have an upcoming podcast with Krissia to be released in the near future – She’s FABULOUS and I can’t wait to post it! Be sure to follow along with all our podcasts (released every Tuesday) to her amazing stories from young women in the Miss America Organization.
All the best Krissia! Junkies think you’re pretty awesome and we know with a background like yours, nothing can stop you!
And now, out of 50 contestants, who do Junkies think has the best shot at being named Miss Utah 2016??? Good Question…
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! Junkies Love Utah!!!