No Excuses

No Excuses

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Trailblazing Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman Jr.a€”the first deaf athlete to play offense in the NFLa€”tells his inspirational journey of persevering through every obstacle, remaining dedicated to the hard work and a no-excuses attitude that ultimately earned him a Super Bowl victory. Great for readers of all ages. Even at a young age, if anyone told Derrick Coleman what he couldna€™t do, hea€™d just reply, a€œWatch me.a€ Diagnosed as hearing-impaired at age three, he faced a potentially limited future, but neither he nor his family were going to let that happen. Now Derrick shares the story of his remarkable journey toward NFL stardom, of the friends and colleagues who cheered him on when skeptics tried to chip away at his confidence, and of how every challenge he faced only strengthened his resolve. At the heart of his story is his unconventional family, whose one constant was always love. When Derrick was misunderstood as a€œdifficult, a€ or bullied and laughed at by schoolmates, he removed his hearing aids and listened instead to his mothera€™s advice: Never let anyone else tell you how far you can go. Playing football became an outlet for Derricka€™s restless energy and a way of proving he could forge his own path. As a senior at UCLA, he became a standout, an award-winning player who led his team with eleven touchdowns and demonstrated to the world what his heart had known all along: He had what it took to be a champion. No Excuses is more than just Derrick Colemana€™s story as a sports legend, inspirational role model, and icon. Ita€™s a motivating and unique testament to the human spirit, to the potential inside everyone who has ever faced difficult obstacles. Ita€™s about aiming high in life, giving it your all, and never ever settling for excuses.I did some work with Starkey hearing aids. I spoke at a few more schools and did a few community outreach events. Ia#39;d often watched the hit ABC TV show Switched at Birth and loved it. If youa#39;ve never seen it before, it features severalanbsp;...

Title:No Excuses
Author:Derrick Coleman, Marcus Brotherton
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2015-06-02


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