If there was ever a day that you thought you couldn’t do something, the new, inspiring Duracell commercial featuring deaf Seattle Seahawks player Derrick Coleman will change your entire perspective.

With Coleman being the first ever legally deaf NFL player with an incurable genetic hearing impairment, he is sharing his inspirational story with millions.

Coming out of UCLA undrafted, Coleman landed a spot on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad, then the practice squad with the Seahawks, now Colemen is part of the foundation that got this team to the NFC Championship.

“I think everyone has their unique story and that just happens to be mine,” Coleman told NFL.com during the Seahawks’ dominant 2013 regular season.

“I just hope to inspire people, especially children, to trust the power within and achieve their dreams,” Coleman told Sporting News when asked why he opted to do the commercial with Duracell.

I’ve seen thousands of commercials and this one gives me goosebumps every time I see it. If I ever met Derrick Coleman I would say, “thank you…everyone needs to understand that there is something bigger than themselves and your story shows that.”

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English

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