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Listen and Talk and Derrick Coleman

by Listen and Talk Staff

The Seattle Seahawks player with hearing loss inspires on and off the field!

Super Bowl Champion Derrick Coleman, fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, has a partial hearing loss and has worn hearing aids since the age of 3. Derrick visited Listen and Talk last November to read a book to our classroom kiddos and share his personal message of perseverance to the kids, alumni families, and staff.

Derrick's story was featured on national airwaves in a special broadcast of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. The NBC crew interviewed Derrick at practice and then came to visit our kiddos at Listen and Talk!

Here's the video segment featuring current Listen and Talk students and alumni:

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Derrick's story continued as he joined Twitter and a fan tweeted a letter from a girl with hearing loss. He replied by tweeting a letter back! The story was featured on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley with a link back to our site!

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