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Granting Victory Trips to young adults
battling
life-threatening illnesses.

 

THE FIRST ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF VICTORY (SOLD OUT)

Live & Silent Auction | Wine, Food, & Fun | Meet Victory Trip Recipients

WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to plan and fund Victory Trips for young adults who have suffered the trauma of catastrophic illness. We pick up where Make-A-Wish® leaves off, targeting those diagnosed over the age of 18.

WHAT WE DO

Our goal is to plan and fund Victory Trips for young adults who have suffered the trauma of catastrophic illness. We pick up where Make-A-Wish® leaves off, targeting those diagnosed over the age of 18.

WHY WE DO IT
From the beginning of Ryan’s fight with cancer, he believed that every patient who fought a catastrophic disease deserved a Victory Trip. When Ryan realized that (due to his age) he no longer qualified for a trip through another organization, it became his personal goal to make a way for young adult patients to enjoy a Victory Trip.
WHY WE DO IT
From the beginning of Ryan’s fight with cancer, he believed that every patient who fought a catastrophic disease deserved a Victory Trip. When Ryan realized that (due to his age) he no longer qualified for a trip through another organization, it became his personal goal to make a way for young adult patients to enjoy a Victory Trip.

 

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There are many ways to get involved & help send warriors on Victory Trips!

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OUR STORY
Ryan Teixeira was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at age eighteen, five months after signing a baseball scholarship contract with Colorado Mesa University in November of 2014. His baseball dreams were put on a temporary hold. Following various courses of treatment, Ryan had surgery for the removal of a large tumor in his right leg in August of 2015. After more intense cancer treatment…
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RECENT NEWS

The Toad’s Code Released to Public

May, 2018

The Toad’s Code, a children’s book authored our very own Ryan and illustrated by his girlfriend Nicole has been unveiled to the public! The idea of the book came from Nicole’s mother on one of their many trips to the hospital to visit Ryan. It was in the hospital where Ryan wrote the book months before his passing. It is currently available here, with all proceeds going to 17 Strong!

Santa Maria Times Article
Tribune Article
KSBY News Story

VICTORY TRIP REVEAL 2017

October, 2017

We are so excited to announce our first 3 Victory Trip recipients! Mellissa, Ryan, and Jimmy all bravely battled cancer and are more than deserving of a trip to celebrate being cancer-free! Thank you to everyone who helped at our Victory Trip Reveal, as well as our donors and sponsors for making this possible! See the full video here.

Photo by Ray Ambler

 

Contact

(805) 595-1412
info@seventeenstrong.org
P.O. Box 1712, Pismo Beach, CA 93448

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