Denver woman waiting for liver donation competes for cover-girl status

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DENVER — Six years ago, Amanda Cross was thriving in her career as a ballet dancer. She then learned that her liver was failing.

For the first two years after diagnosis, she was in and out of hospitals. Cross has since slowly become healthy enough for a liver transplant.

She remains on a donor list.

While she is waiting for that donor, she spotted a contest for luxury magazine, “JetSet.” The winner’s prize: $50,000 and the opportunity to grace its cover as “Miss Jetset Magazine 2019.”

Cross made it to the semi-finals before she was eliminated. Now, she’s just grateful for the exposure for those like her who are waiting for a life-saving donation.

Information about organ donation can be found through Donor Alliance and a GoFundMe page has been established.

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