Hearing impaired twins find inspiration in NFL player
The father of a 9-year-old girl is showing off a touching letter his daughter wrote to an NFL player with whom she has something in common.
Riley Kovalcik from Roxbury, New Jersey, wrote a note to Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman after seeing a moving TV ad about his journey to become the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL. The ad details how he rose above being bullied to achieve his dream.
Riley, who as an identical twin sister who's also hearing impaired, wrote, "Dear my insperation [sic], Derrick Coleman. I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best. I have faif [sic] in you Derrick good job on January 20th game. Go Seattle Seahawks!"
It goes on to say, "Here are things we have in common. I where [sic] two hearing aids. I love sports. Other things are I'm a identical twin and my twin where's [sic] one hearing aid too!"
Riley's dad took a picture of the note and tweeted it out. Before he knew it, the Seahawks retweeted it and it's gone viral from there.
Coleman even wrote the Riley back.
disability, children, nfl, nfl
- Man ID'd in fatal boating accident in Redwood City
- Cal/OSHA fines BART $210,000 in 2013 fatal accident
- Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry
- Investigators reconstruct bus crash in California
- Crews retrieving body that washed onto Lands End
- Death penalty sought in killing of girl at sleepover
- Infant boy left alone in car all day in San Jose dies
- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
- Chelsea Clinton expecting first child
- Korean Air A380 hits 2 light poles at LA airport
- Military shell prompted evacuation of hundreds
- Water supply flushed after teen urinates into reservoir
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Thursday
- roundup: SF plastic bag ban; Boy killed in Antioch