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Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman inspired fans of all ages when he starred in a Duracell commercial that chronicled his life growing up deaf. After seeing the clip, NFL fan Riley Kovalcik, 9, wrote him a letter to tell him he was her ‘inspiration,’ and Derrick responded with an even more powerful message.

Derrick Coleman, a deaf fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, was in a Duracell battery commercial that went viral and inspired many people — hearing impaired or not — around the world. One particular person however, was inspired so by the commercial: Riley Kovalcik. The girl, 9, who wears hearing aides herself, wrote Derrick a letter that will touch your heart, and sparked a greater conversation about their empowering story! See their letters, here.

Derrick Coleman Letter To 9-Year-Old — Deaf Seahawks Player Writes To Deaf Fan

A nine-year-old deaf girl was one of millions to come away inspired from Derrick’s commercial. »

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