Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman (40) and quarterback Russell Wilson (3) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks' Derrick Coleman writes letter back to hearing-impaired child

Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has been deaf his whole life. He has overcome all odds to make it to the NFL despite many hurdles including going undrafted. His story and one-minute Duracell battery commercial has become a source of inspiration for people in the deaf community.

“I don’t get pain or anything like that. I don’t need earplugs. My hearing aids are my earplugs,” Coleman said of the loud crowds in Seattle, via the Los Angeles Times. “I feel the vibration. I know they’re yelling — you’ve got a lot of problems if you can’t hear that.”

One little girl, who is also deaf, wrote him a touching letter.

Now Coleman has responded back with a letter.

In case you missed the commercial, hear it is:

Tags: Derrick Coleman Seattle Seahawks

comments powered by Disqus