There’s a lot of buzz going around since Duracell released a commercial featuring Derrick Coleman, a deaf football player on the Seattle Seahawks team. Now that the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl, Derrick is the first deaf player to grace a bowl game.
But there’s another story that touches our heart– a letter written by a young deaf fan, shared by her father on Twitter:
“Dear my inspiration, Derrick Coleman,
I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best. I have faif in you. Derrick good job on January 20th game. GO Seattle Seahawks!
Here are things we have in common:
I where two hearing aids.
I love sports.
Other things are, I’m a identical twin and my twin where’s a hearing aid too!
Other articles on Derrick Coleman:
USA Today: Deafness is a Performance Enhancer
NY Daily News: Fullback Undaunted by Hearing Loss