(Christian Headlines) One of the most popular commercials during this year’s Super Bowl featured a pro-adoption, pro-life message – and a faith-driven athlete.
The ad by Toyota spotlighted American swimmer Jessica Long, who has won 13 Paralympic gold medals. She was born in Russia in 1992 but was adopted – along with her brother – by an American family when she was one. Shortly thereafter, her legs were amputated below the knee due to a medical condition.
The ad shows Long swimming in the water as her life’s story is told. The viewer hears a recreated conversation between actresses playing her mother and an adoption agency worker. Throughout the commercial, the viewer also sees a recreation of Long as a child learning to walk and then swim.