Man Dribbling Soccer Ball from Seattle to Brazil Killed on Freeway

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A Seattle native named Richard Swanson was killed yesterday morning in Lincoln City, Oregon, not long after he started on an epic trek:

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    What a great man. My thoughts and condolences goes out to him and his family....


    His sons are adults, and they will miss him dearly. He had an opportunity to visit one son several days before the accident, in fact. How can so many people be so terribly cruel in online comments about this man's tragic death? He was following his heart. A person can't do some soul-searching at 42? Since when do we stop dreaming and wishing and striving for something exciting in life past a certain age? I rarely comment on online threads, but I found this story to be particularly sad. When I saw the comments here, I was appalled. I only hope nobody speaks the same way about you naysayers when you're gone. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Not all opinions need to be uttered. However, I cannot believe how much cruelty it must take to make such grossly ignorant comments about an innocent person who was killed in an accident.


    so he has two sons but he was going to spend over a year away from them to dribble a ball to Brazil??? basically it was more important for him to donate soccer balls to kids in developing countries than to raise his own children??? i wonder if they're proud of him now!


    he was suffering the ever youthfull syndrom.
    ...............BUT IT HAS ENDED.

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