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Seattle man Richard Swanson killed while trying to dribble soccer ball to World Cup


Dedication to a dream comes in different forms.

A man who wished to go to the 2014 World Cup was willing to dribble a ball the 10,000 miles it took to get from his Seattle home to the stadium in Brazil.

He had hoped his journey would bring awareness and promote the One World Futbol Project, an organization that donates soccer balls to less than fortunate countries all around the world.

But Wednesday morning, 42-year-old Richard Swanson was tragically hit by a truck in Oregon, and his dream looked as if it came to a halt.

His legacy seems to live on.

A foundation is in the works for Swanson, while his family friends are looking to help send his two sons, Devin and Raven, to the World Cup in his memory.

One World Futbol Project donates a carefully designed, durable and dependent soccer ball for every ball that is purchased. You can find out more about the project HERE.


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