From The Tokyo Shimbun
May 4th 2023
Torii Mozu, 20, a second-year university student from Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, who is a wheelchair user due to an incurable disease and works as a model and influencer, will hold a fashion show by children with disabilities in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture, on May 21. She hopes that the next generation will be able to do what she was unable to do when she was a teenager,” says Torii, who is now trying to open up a new path.
Born with a condition that prevents her lower body and internal organs from functioning adequately, she suffers from total ectopia and a spinal cord meningocele, both of which are nationally designated intractable diseases. Both of these diseases are designated by the government as intractable. She has been using a wheelchair since her second year of high school, when her physical strength began to decline. Since her first year of college, her has actively communicated about her disabilities by posting on social networking sites (SNS), and has more than 100,000 followers.
Torii Mozu on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mozu_torii/
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