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Shaandiin Parrish, who was then Miss Navajo Nation, grabs a box filled with food and other supplies to distribute to Navajo families on May 27, 2020, in Counselor on the Navajo Nation Reservation, New Mexico. Sharon Chischilly/Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

As Miss Navajo Nation, she helped her community through the pandemic

When Shaandiin Parrish was crowned Miss Navajo Nation in 2019, she didn't expect to win. She also didn't expect to be carrying the honor two years later and through the health crisis.

Surgeons remove the liver and kidneys of a deceased donor, for later transplantation. Owen Franken/Getty Images hide caption

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In the quest for a liver transplant, patients are segregated by prior alcohol use

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Shaandiin Parrish, who was then Miss Navajo Nation, grabs a box filled with food and other supplies to distribute to Navajo families on May 27, 2020, in Counselor on the Navajo Nation Reservation, New Mexico. Sharon Chischilly/Getty Images hide caption

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As Miss Navajo Nation, she helped her community through the pandemic

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