On May 1st, Richard Swanson set out on a 10,000 mile journey for charity from Seattle to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.
Image via Breakaway Brazil
Swanson’s plan was to spend a year dribbling a soccer ball all the way to Sao Paulo, where the first match of the World Cup will be held. The ball was a One World Futbol, created by the One World Futbol Project, a charity that creates indestructible balls for youth in disadvantaged communities.
But on Tuesday morning, 42-year-old Swanson was struck and killed by a car in Lincoln City.
In honor of Swanson’s inspiring goal, here is a look back at some of the images and video posted during his journey that was tragically cut short.
Images via Breakaway Brazil
His last video post to YouTube: