A fresh start after a difficult battle

Providing Victory Trips to young adults after battling catastrophic illness.

Our Mission

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 ›

Trips granted within first 6 months

Victory Trips fulfilled since our founding in 2017

Over 15 countries visited

How You Can Help

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Together, we can give someone a life-changing trip to celebrate recovery after catastrophic illness through one-time or monthly giving.

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Victory Trips

Marcela, Honduras 2019


Daniel, Hawaii 2020

head & neck cancer

Miranda, Japan 2019

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Tobias, European Tour 2018

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Julie, Barbados 2019

breast cancer

Nancy, Italy 2019

breast cancer

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Our Story

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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