Derrick Coleman (born October 18, 1990) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), and the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL.
Coleman became deaf when he was 3 years old. He attended Troy High School and played college football for UCLA.
Coleman went undrafted. Picked up by the Seahawks, Coleman made the cut after the fourth preseason game and thus was added to the 53-man roster. In week one’s game between the Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers, Coleman had three catches for 30 yards. Derrick Coleman scored his first NFL touchdown on December 2, 2013 on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints.
In January 2014, Coleman was featured in a widely-praised commercial for Duracell batteries.
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Writing an autobiography in your spare time is not what most people consider fun. Of course, there are those who can’t wait to publish a book about themselves, but they’re in the minority. Most people don’t think their lives can fill 100 pages that somebody else would want to read.
But writing your life story is important because it will answer a lot of questions that only you can answer. You can even answer questions that others wouldn’t think of asking! And you will save many hours of research that some family historian in the future would have spent trying to decipher your life on the family tree. Can you imagine how easy family history research would be if each of your ancestors had written their autobiography?
Writing An Autobiography
If you’re not going to get your autobiography written in mega-sessions on the computer, then you’ll need to get it done in 15 minute spurts here and there. Here are some tips to do that:
- Buy a pack of 100 3 x 5 index cards. Keep some in your purse, put others in the glove compartment of the car that you drive the most. The idea is to always have a blank index card handy when a thought comes to you.
- Whenever a story comes to mind – a memory, no matter how small or insignificant – write it down. You don’t have to write the whole story, just enough words that will help you to recall the incident enough to write it later when you’re in front of a computer.
- Write randomly. Don’t try to write chronologically or to organize the cards in any way yet.
- Find a basket and put it in a specific place on your desk or in a drawer. Whenever you write on an index card, toss it into the basket and forget about it.
- When you’ve got at least 75 index cards written, take them all out of the basket and arrange them chronologically. Now you’re going to start the job of writing. Number the cards from 1-75 (or however many you have) in date order with #1 being the earliest memory you wrote about and #75 being the most recent.
- Buy a steno pad with the top spiral rings and keep it with you everyday. Take a few of the cards and put them in a side pocket of your purse. Whenever you have 15 minutes or more of spare time, pull out a card and devote a sheet in the steno pad to it. Write one sheet of steno pad paper per index card.
The goal of writing an autobiography is not to publish a New York Times bestseller. It’s to leave a written legacy for your children and grandchildren. When you have finished writing a steno pad sheet for each index card, you are ready to type the document into your computer. Save a copy in your computer, another one in a backup file,and put one in your safe deposit box. Tomorrow’s family historian will love you for it. If you need some pointers in writing your life story click here.
Blessed Sacrament-St. Joan of Arc Parish 1909-2009
Two parishes that had always shared so much—proximity to one another, the generosity and fortitude of religious orders dedicated to serve them, their blackness, and love of the Church—we’re now joined as one parish family for the next 100 years of faith and service to God.
“Forging the Future from the Struggles of the Past”.
This documentary won two Bronze Telly Awards in 2009.
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A Legend in the Classroom – The Life Story of Ms Yvonne Busch
Ms. Busch provided the foundation for scores of New Orleans’ finest musicians, who excelled in careers in jazz, R&B and gospel, by teaching them the rudiments of music.
This documentary has won international recognition by winning the AVA Platinum Award, Hermes Gold Award and a Bronze Telly Award.
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A Legend in the Classroom – The Life Story of Ms Yvonne Busch Documentary