|Yamamoto made T-shirts for fundraising.|
Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture:
Yamamoto Tomomi (山本智美), 38, was chosen to the Japanese cross country skiing team for "the 18th Winter Deaflympics," which will be held in Russia in March, 2015.
She made T-shirts by herself for fundraising, appealing donation to cover the team dispatch cost as the team has insufficient funds.
Four athletes (one coach and three skiers) in cross-country skiing has been decided informally. A cost will be between 900,000-1,000,000 yen for a person in need. It is too economically burdensome for an athlete despite national support.