Only TWO DAYS until RIDETZ takes off!! We have one more wonderful rider to introduce who completes 2016’s team of adventurers. Thank you for sharing in our excitement over the past couple months! Don’t forget to learn about all of the riders before they leave, and then make sure to follow along on our blog for updates on the journey as we post throughout the trip! Today, we are thrilled to introduce returning rider and dedicated supporter, Henri Bianucci.
My name is Henri Bianucci, and I am originally from the North Shore of Chicago, but, for the past 17 years, Wadmalaw Island/Charleston, SC has been my home. I am a Veterinary Surgeon, and co-founder of Veterinary Specialty Care, in Mount Pleasant. I perform a range of specialty surgeries on a referral basis, and our hospital serves the coastal region of South Carolina, offering Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. Our most recent, famous, patient was Caitlyn, the Pit Bull who had her muzzel cruelly taped shut, necessitating multiple reconstructive procedures.
My inspiration is truly a composite of so many people who have helped to guide my life, and the list continues to grow daily. The common thread connecting these people was that they all knew me, and knew that the best advice was to guide me to pursue what I really loved. I have loved helping animals since I was a kid, so I’m really doing what I have always done, its just a bit more technical now.
The rest of the time, I love to spend doing anything with my wife, Susan, or my daughters, Miller and Macon. We live on 15 acres in the woods, so the rest of my time is spent there with our 8 dogs, 2 horses, cat, and 6 chickens, either doing work or working out in some way. Often a long bike ride.
I rode in the premier RIDETZ event in 2010 with my family. This all came about because they, (Susan, Miller , and Macon) connected with Meghann via a common interest in the N’koranga orphanage in 2008. Ever since then Meghann has been a truly inspirational figure in all of our lives, and has significantly influenced the lives of my daughters. The opportunity to do this again with Miller was just too good to pass on, and as she enters into her career path, the opportunity may not present itself again. The last ride for me was a real challenge. It was physically demanding, but so enriching in every respect. I, and my family, believe in the work of TFFT, and we are so proud to give our support to it.