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VICTORY TRIPS

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“It shouldn’t matter how old you are, if you go through treatments, like I did, you deserve a trip!”

– Ryan Teixeira, Founder

ABOUT VICTORY TRIPS
What’s a Victory Trip?
“Victory Trips” are designed to give the recovering patient an opportunity to experience a time of recuperation doing something they have dreamed of.

Who is eligible?
Young adults over 18 of verifiable catastrophic disease are eligible for a potential Victory Trip. Candidates cannot have had a trip from another organization. You must have completed treatment and be cleared by a medical professional to be eligible.

Who can refer?
Medical professionals, parents, spouses or anyone with a detailed knowledge of the candidate’s current medical condition may refer. Please have your medical professional contact 17 Strong at info@17-strong.org for a potential Victory Trip. Trips are approved on a case-by-case basis pending board approval.

What can I do on my Victory Trip?
Ryan’s desire was for a trip to recover from trauma of fighting debilitating disease. A Victory Trip could potentially be fashioned from just about any reasonable travel desire the patient imagines, theme parks, beaches, a cruise, a concert or travel within the U.S. are just a few ideas.

FULFILLED VICTORY TRIPS

RYAN

Alaskan Cruise | October 2017

Ryan and his wife took a honeymoon trip on an Alaskan cruise after his battle with testicular cancer.

Mellissa

Caribbean Cruise | September 2017

Mellissa and her husband took a Caribbean cruise to celebrate her victory over breast cancer.

Jimmy

Tokyo, Japan | December 2017

Jimmy and his friend traveled to Japan to celebrate his victory over colon cancer.

Tobias

Europe | May 2018

Tobias and his wife traveled on a European Tour after his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

John

Hawaii | July 2018

John and his wife traveled to the Disney Hotel in Hawaii celebrating his battle over testicular cancer.

Jennifer

USA Soccer Game | June 2018

Jennifer met up with a friend to see a women’s USA Soccer game in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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QUOTES FROM OUR RECIPIENTS

“This was my first true international trip, so naturally I chose to go big. It was a great way for me to test myself after going through so much. It was confirmation that I was back to full health again. An incredible experience to celebrate a great victory!” – Jimmy

“What 17 strong did for me meant a lot, the timing couldn’t be better after battling cancer and losing my left arm. It felt really really good to get away and try to forget all the issues going on back home.” – Tobias

“Because of 17 Strong and Ryan Teixeira’s dream, my wife and I were able to experience Alaska’s breathtaking beauty, spend much-needed restful time together, and celebrate recovery.” – Ryan

I think everyone going through cancer should get an opportunity like this. This trip was in the top five best things I have experienced in my life!” – Mellissa

“This trip felt like closing the door on a long and difficult fight. Our lives were put on hold, this trip was the end of that. It gave us a chance to finally take a breath and get back to normal.” – John

I think everyone going through cancer should get an opportunity like this. This trip was in the top five best things i have experienced in my life!” – Mellissa

VICTORY TRIP REVEAL 2017

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info@seventeenstrong.org
P.O. Box 1712, Pismo Beach, CA 93448

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