walked across America

This is a terrible story about a grieving father was run over and killed during an attempt to walk across America, in a campaign against homophobic bullying after his gay son took his own life earlier this year.

Joe Bell was struck by a truck in eastern Colorado as he walked along the shoulder of a highway. The 48-year-old from Oregon began his 5,000-mile walk last April to raise awareness about gay rights after the death of his 15-year-old son Jadin in January.

He began his walk in Oregon in April, traveling up to 25 miles a day as he raised awareness for Faces for Change, the anti-bullying foundation set up in Jadin's memory, according to the Huffington Post.