Donate in Honor of Daniell Miller
On New Year’s Eve, we lost our beautiful friend and secretary on our Board of Directors. Daniell battled cancer for years with strength and grace, while also being there for our family while Ryan battled. Daniell and Ryan had a special bond, and she poured herself into keeping Ryan’s legacy alive through 17 Strong. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations can be made to 17 Strong in her memory.
17 Strong provides Victory Trips for young adults, 18-40, who have suffered the trauma of catastrophic illness. Ryan Teixeira, our son, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 18. He started planning a trip from another organization in the hospital as something to look forward to after treatment, but was denied due to age cutoffs. Since most wish-fulfillment organizations cut off at 18, it then became his goal to create a foundation for young adults like him who are often forgotten. Learn more ›
Marcela, Honduras 2019
Daniel, Hawaii 2020
head & neck cancer
Miranda, Japan 2019
Tobias, European Tour 2020
Julie, Barbados 2019
Nancy, Italy 2019
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Ryan 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 dreams were put on hold while he battled for his life.
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