Ellen Gifts Inspiring Blind And Deaf Varsity Football Player With A Ticket To Meet His Hero

"It's time to prove to you guys that people with disabilities can do anything that you can do."

Marvin Pearson, a blind and deaf high school football player, recently sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show for an interview that's sure to inspire all those watching.

Pearson's "proving to everyone that nothing can get in his way," DeGeneres begins before welcoming Pearson to the stage.

With that, Pearson explains that by the time he was 10 years old, he had gone completely blind and deaf, noting that he uses a cochlear implant to help him hear.

"Going deaf and blind at the same time when I was about 8 both mentally and emotionally matured me as a person," Pearson tells DeGeneres. 

"Now I realize, you know, it's time for me to grow up. And it's time for me to prove to the world — not just the people around me, not just the community within my circle, but to the world — all the people in the stands, in the crowd right now, it's time to prove to you guys that people with disabilities can do anything that you can do."

Furthermore, Pearson explains that he admires NFL quarterback Drew Brees as a player who, despite facing doubt, proved his place in the game with his talent.

DeGeneres then surprises Pearson with an invitation to be a VIP guest at a New Orleans Saints game where he'll meet Brees and more of the Saints players. She also announces that Shutterfly will be gifting Pearson with $10,000 to use toward college tuition.

We can't wait to see what's in store for Pearson and the rest of his career. Check out the full video below for more: