Did you see the Duracell commercial during the Super Bowl? It held an inspirational message about overcoming adversity starring Derrick Coleman, a hearing impaired player on the Seattle Seahawks NFL Football team. You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2HD57z4F8E and vote for it! Voting ends today!
Derrick’s mom, May, played a pivotal role in Derrick’s ultimate success of achieving his dream of becoming an NFL player despite his limitations. Watch the interview below to learn more about what it was like raising Derrick.
As a Seattle area native and Seahawks fan I have a special interest in the people behind the helmets. What we find there amazes me. These guys are all a true inspiration. Derrick Coleman has touched the lives of young people all over with the message from his Duracell commercial. One of my favorite things about Derrick is the time he takes to connect with them. He recently surprised two of his fans (young twin girls) with tickets to the Super Bowl which he hand delivered. The twins related to Derrick because they wear hearing aids too and were ecstatic to meet their hero in person.
A big congrats to the Seattle Seahawks and Derrick Coleman for going after their dreams and achieving them! Go Seahawks!