A Deaf Little Girl Wrote A Letter To A Deaf Football Player. His Response? Perfection.
By Emma Reyes
JANUARY 26, 2014
Derrick Coleman, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, is going to the Super Bowl this year. However, that's not why people can't stop talking about him. Derrick became deaf when he was only 3 years-old and is known for wearing hearing aids. His biggest fan just happens to be a 9 year-old New Jersey girl named Riley who also has hearing issues. She wrote him the sweetest letter, telling him what an inspiration he was. He did something in return that melted my heart into a puddle.
Riley wrote a heartfelt letter to Derrick, telling him what an inspiration he was to her.
Riley's dad tweeted the letter to Derrick Coleman. So what did he do? He wrote Riley back.
The deaf running back, who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks, was deeply touched by this little girl and her twin sister (who also needs to wear a hearing aid).
His letter was so heartwarming and shows that there is more to professional athletes than most people think.
Her original letter read:
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 identcal twin and my twin where’s one hearing aid too!
In response, the football player wrote this letter:
Dear Miss Kovalcik,
Thanks for the letter. Really was great hearing from a friend who I have so much in common with. I aprciate you rooting for the Seahawks and me and hope you continue to do so when we play in the Superbowl!!!
I want you to know that I always try my best in everything I do and have faith in you & your twin sister too. Even though we wear hearing aids, we can still accomplish our goals & dreams! If you or your family ever in seattle, I hope we can all get together & play some sports or games!
Derrick L. Coleman Jr
Source: twentytwowords.comSince a Seahawk just made me cry, I'm pretty sure I'll be rooting for them in the Super Bowl. Share this touching story with others by clicking below!