Father and son make once-in-a-lifetime road trip to Nashville to see Patriots

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Father and son make once-in-a-lifetime road trip to Nashville to see Patriots
Father and son make once-in-a-lifetime road trip to Nashville to see Patriots

It was 9 a.m. when Rod and Cody Vancil left their Richland, Wash., home last Sunday and set out for Foxboro, Mass. As Patriots fans in Seahawks country, it's not often the father and son have a chance to see their favorite NFL team in person, so a cross-country road trip to watch a training camp practice in New England made it to the top of their summer bucket list. The Vancils had something to celebrate, too. Earlier this year, Cody graduated from high school. He was born with Down's Syndrome and spent the past four seasons as a manager and honorary captain of his school's football team – the Hanford Falcons. This year, the return to classes and practices wasn't looming. It was the perfect time

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