Heidi Scheer was crowned Mrs USA 2019,
at the Scottish Rite Theater in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 13, 2019. Heid is passionate about working with the Autism Hope Alliance, a group she has been involved with for the past nine years. Worldwide USA is a platform based pageant that has allowed Scheer to champion her cause, "Treating the Puzzle of Autism." Her son Gannon was diagnosed with autism just before his fourth birthday, and was non-verbal. Although Scheer was given no hope from doctors, and told that he might never speak a sentence nor have friends, Scheer and her son were able to overcome these odds. By age 11, after countless therapies and protocols, Gannon no longer qualified for the clinical diagnosis of autism, and now in high school, he has received several academic honors.
Since her son's diagnosis, Scheer has become an advocate for treament and recovery. Scheer shares, "So many parents are given no hope. They are basically given a diagnosis and told to get some speech therapy. To me, this pageant is an opportunty to help others. It's truly a vehicle for me to help others help their children. All my training and experience in pageantry has prepared me for this title of Mrs. USA, and it's serving me now, as I reach out to help and serve others."
When Heidi is not competing or championing her cause, she works with her husband Doug, hosting educational assemply shows in elementary schools, addressing topics such as bullying and conflict resolution. She also owns a health and wellness company.