One of the greatest parts about the Super Bowl is the in-depth stories the media does on various players on both teams. The truth is there is an incredible journey behind a majority of the players that needs to be told. By far, the most inspirational story of them all this year is that of Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman. However, it is a hearing-impaired girl’s letter to Coleman, who is also deaf, that is the best thing you’ll see this week.
The letter reads (with the same spelling and grammar mistakes that were in the real letter):
“Dear, my insperation Derrick Coleman
I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best. I have faif in you Derrick good job on January 20th game. Go Seattle Seahawks! Here are things we have in comen. I where two hearing aids. I love sports. Other things are I’m a identical twin and my twin where’s one hearing aid too!”
Jake Kovalcik, the young girl’s father, posted the photo of the letter on Twitter with the accompanied tweet:
“@Seahawks @DC2forlife you’ve inspired my little girls in a way I never could. THANK YOU! #Seahawks #SuperBowlXLVIII.”
Coleman, who has been hearing-impaired since he was three years old, recently made an incredible commercial for Duracell in which he discusses his struggles to reach the NFL. Climbing the mountain certainly hasn’t been easy for him. The good news is he has inspired so many people along the way, which will only become greater if the Seahawks do indeed win the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.