I went from being extremely energetic, an endurance athlete and outdoor enthusiast, to barely being able to get out of bed. Following diagnosis and treatment, information and resources were hard to find.

Now, I’m focusing on healing my body and my soul. I have a long road ahead of me and an uncertain future, but I am learning to use my voice and I want to inspire and encourage others to use theirs. My goal is to bring awareness to Pituitary Diseases, the earlier the diagnosis, the better. I will do this throughout my journey by sharing with all of those who will listen.

Every pedal and every person counts. I pedal for us!

Thank you to the many people and organizations who have supported me emotionally and financially during this journey. Thanks to Pituitary World News and especially JD Faccinetti, to the team at Crinetics Pharmaceuticals and Ionis, to Melisa Pearce at Touched by a Horse, everyone who has contributed through fundraising, and of course my friends and family.

Risa on Pituitary World News

Name Risa’s Bike Survey

Risa’s Go Fund Me