Soccer Pilgrim Passed Away On His Way To Brazil
It is with great sorrow that we inform you that Richard Swanson the 42 year old soccer pilgrim from Emerald City has passed away today during his epic adventure.
According to the statement made by his son in a Facebook comment, Richard Swanson was hit by a car and killed instantly south of Lincoln City, Oregon.
Richard Swanson embarked on an epic trip from Seattle to Sao Paulo, Brazil on foot while dribbling a One World Futbol. His plan was to reach Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup.
A truly inspirational person, Richard Swanson died doing what he believed to be his destiny. We send our most sincere regards to his family and will hold them and Richard in our prayers.
Here is his last Youtube entry.
We were really looking foward to meet Swanson, we had already made contact with him, I'm sure it would have been a great time.
For what it's worth, in our hearts Richard Swanson made it to Brazil.
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