A hearing-impaired 9-year-old and her family joined Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox and Friends this morning to discuss the touching letter she wrote to Seattle Seahawks player Derrick Coleman.

Riley Kovalcik and her twin sister, Erin, wear hearing aids, just like the deaf Seahawks fullback.


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Riley wrote to Coleman: “I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best. I have faif in you Derrick good Job on January 20 game.”

Riley’s father Jake tweeted out the letter because he said he wanted Coleman to know what an inspiration he is to Jake’s children, as well as kids everywhere who have disabilities.


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To the family’s surprise, Coleman responded, writing in part, “I want you to know that I always try my best in everything I do and have faith in you & your twin sister too. Even though we wear hearing aids, we can still accomplish our goals & dreams!”

Hasselbeck asked the twins what their message would be to other children. Erin told her, “It doesn’t matter what you look like, people just care about you for who you are.”

Watch the full interview above.