Sunday 21 January 2018

Inspirational Duracell ad features first legally deaf NFL player

NFL player Derrick Coleman has been legally deaf since the age of three.

The 23-year-old Seattle Seahawks fullback describes the difficulties of growing up with hearing loss in this inspiring 1 minute clip.

 

Described as a ‘lost cause’ and picked on by classmates, Coleman reflects on how coaches gave up on him and told him he “should just quit.”

 

When he missed out on the NFL draft they told him his dream was over but in Coleman’s own words: “I’ve been deaf since I was three, so I didn’t listen.”

 

The motivational advert is part of the Duracell ‘Trust Your Power’ ad campaign and has already attracted 3,445,193 views.

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