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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