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.

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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.”

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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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