Playground Stories: Heart Surgery to Ultras

Point6 customer Nate Smith (@nate_fsmith) shared an inspiring story with us about his journey to finish his first ultra marathon in September.
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"I was born with a Ventricle Septum Defective (VSD) in my heart. After many prayers, I had a catheter put in to determine if any surgery was needed.  After what felt like forever for my parents, the procedure was a success--they didn’t end up doing surgery right away. The doctors felt like they could hold off on anything serious, and would need to monitor me once a year for the rest of my life.  Two open heart surgeries and multiple procedures later, last year was the first of 31 years, which I had NO surgeries or procedures.  

"After always being told that I couldn't do this or couldn't do that, I finally finished my first Ultra on September 26th, 2016 at The North Face 50k in Park City Utah.  After buying a few pairs of Point6 socks, these have really made such a huge a difference.  I know it sounds lame to go from heart surgery to socks, but it's all part of the journey.  With the willingness of Point6 to help me get there, it made me feel like they cared about each individual that buys their socks, not just about making money. It's about the journey and how each person gets there. Point6 does their part, by taking care of your feet in a muddy, cold ultra marathon."




Sarah Laping
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