Toyota’s Super Bowl 55 ad features Christian Paralympian Jessica Long. The commercial garnered multiple feedbacks saying Jessica’s life of adoption and endurance inspired and moved viewers.
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National Reviews and media outlets have praised Toyota’s beautiful work. They have successfully captured the hope and strength that played through Jessica’s life.
The commercial showed Jessica swimming throughout her stages in life. She first passed through an adoption agent calling a couple for their hopes of becoming parents to their adopted baby.
“We found a baby girl for your adoption,” she said. “But there are some things you need to know.” She then explained that the baby, who was Jessica, suffered from a condition that will require doctors to amputate her legs.
“I know this is difficult to hear, but her life, it won’t be easy.”
To which the couple replied, “It might not be easy, but it’ll be amazing. I can’t wait to meet her.”
Since then, Jessica has been one of the most successful Paralympians in history. She has won 23 medals, 13 of which are gold.
Her adoptive parents, Steven and Beth Long, raised Jessica in a strong Christian household. And their faith has positively influenced the athlete today. Jessica credits God for carrying her throughout.
She said, “I got through every single challenging moment of my life because of my determination that God gave me.”
“Life is hard, and not every single day is easy, but setting goals and knowing you can achieve anything is important with a good attitude,” she added. “Also, to believe in yourself! Believe you are capable of incredible things and that God has a plan for every individual. I want you to embrace who God made you to be. To love every part of yourself, flaws and all.”
In her Instagram post, she thanks the company that shared their family’s story. “No words will ever amount to how much this means to me,” she said.
“To have my story shared in such a way brings absolute chills. Thank you to Toyota for bringing my story to life. Thank you to my parents for adopting me and giving me the best life.”