Hanna Diver Will Carry the Torch

Meet the New York Region Team Member Representing TMNA U.S. in the Olympic Torch Relay

When TMNA launched the Carry the Torch contest over the summer, dozens of inspiring stories emerged. Team members all around North America shared how they started their impossible, demonstrating why so many were worthy of carrying the Olympic torch in the run up to Tokyo 2020.

In the United States, Hanna Diver’s story was too compelling to ignore. A 27-year team member in the New York Region, Hanna was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998. She lost her mobility within three years, and getting around became a matter of canes, scooters and a Mobility Sienna. Last fall, Hanna was set to join a clinical trial for an exoskeleton, but a stage three breast cancer diagnosis ended that. Hanna went through treatment and returned to work in May.

Her impossible? Walking again. We wouldn’t dare doubt her. As the winner of the Carry the Torch contest, Hanna will represent Toyota “with a smile and a tear,” as she says.

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