Deaf NFL Player Responds To Hearing-Impaired Little Girl With Encouraging Letter

“Even though we wear hearing aids, we can still accomplish our goals and dreams.”

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Derrick Coleman is a backup running back for the Seattle Seahawks and is deaf. On tuesday, a fan tweeted a letter from one of his hearing-impaired twin daughters. She congratulated the Seahawks on their victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship and let Coleman know that he is her inspiration.

On Wednesday, Coleman tweeted back with a handwritten note of his own thanking his new friend for her kind words. “Even though we wear hearing aids,” he said, “we can still accomplish our goals and dreams.”

I can literally feel my heart getting warmer. I hope they stay friends forever. And in case you’re interested, Coleman recently told his story for a new Duracell commercial, which is also pretty great.

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