Deaf Seattle Seahawk Makes Duracell Ad About His Struggles

Running back Derrick Coleman, who has been legally deaf since he was 3, tells his story in the inspiring commercial. 

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Derrick Coleman 

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How often are you motivated by a battery ad? Because Duracell’s new "Trust Your Power" commercial, featuring Seattle Seahawk Derrick Coleman, will definitely have you ready to take on the world.

In the one-minute ad, the legally deaf running back narrates his own struggles growing up deaf, being picked on and being picked last, all while refusing to give in to the jeers of people trying to keep him down.

"I’ve been deaf since I was 3, so I didn’t listen," Coleman quips toward the end of the ad. "And now I’m here, with a lot of fans in the NFL cheering me on, and I can hear them all."

Check out the amazing commercial below:

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