Hearing impaired youngster’s letter to Seattle FB Derrick Coleman is just fantastic

We first told you about Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman after Duracell created a chill inducing commercial featuring the legally deaf NFL fullback. Coleman, who has been hearing impaired since he was a toddler, is a great story that seems to only be getting better. On his way to Super Bowl XLVIII after the Seahawks downed the 49ers in the NFC title game, Coleman has undoubtedly inspired many people with his ability to overcome incredible odds, including one hearing impaired little girl who wrote a letter to Coleman, which was uploaded to Twitter by her father (@JakeIsMobile)…

Seahawks letter

Hard not to root for Derrick Coleman and the Seahawks after reading this.

[H/T to Bleacher Report]

 

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  • Sylvia Richardson

    This story really touched my heart. It is such a pity that, as we grow older, we lose our innocence and, with it, the ability to accept our fellow man – whether they are complete strangers or not – in a sincere and meaningful way, and to reach out to and share with them our heartfelt sympathy and compassion. “I know how you feel”. That sentence says “I relate, I understand, I feel your pain” and it is so wonderful to hear, especially when you are hurting or are impaired in some way.
    There have literally been hundreds of thousands of tweets, comments on Facebook and sporting sites across America, as well as e-mails and, of course, non-stop discussion on TV and other media regarding Richard Sherman’s rant this past Sunday. However, this story has apparently not been meaningful enough to engender a single comment before mine – at least on this site! What a shame! No, wait! I did hear this from someone else who had read this story: “That little girl should learn how to spell”. I cannot put in print what I told that person.
    Kudos to the sweet little girl who wrote the letter and to Mr. Coleman.

  • PAUL VANDERFIN

    GREAT LETTER AND GREAT COMMENT FROM SYLVIA. IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN AROUND HEARING IMPAIRED KIDS,YOU KNOW HOW THEY ROLL ALONG AND SEEM TO BE READY FOR WHATEVER. I SURE HOPE THERE ARE NO BULLIES TO TEASE THIS WONDERFUL CHILD ABOUT THE HEARING AIDS!!!

    PAUL VANDERFIN

  • NavymanBill

    Nice story. I wish them both well. I have some hearing loss-age and occupational, and it runs in my family. It is nice that the kid reached out and good of Coleman to act like a role model (which ALL of these guys are-whether they want to be or not!! Take note, Charles Barkley, and others, who don’t quite get it.) and respond like a gentleman.

  • SandyMc

    This is sure to be the best thing I’ll read today–maybe the best for a lot longer than that. Such a sweet letter to Richard Sherman!

  • disqus_aUWn8DRjvR

    We need more heart warming and inspirational stuff like this!

 

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