SNAP Infusion, one of Spartan Race’s newest partners, are the creators of SUPERCANDY and the official SUPERCANDY of Spartan Race for the 2013 season. They made their debut at the Spartan Race at Citi Field. At 2013 U.S. events, SNAP Infusion will set up aid stations on the course providing SUPERCANDY to athletes to help get them through the race, and compete at their very best.
In addition, SNAP Infusion is a proud supporter of Vitamin Angels, a charity that brings health to millions of children throughout the world. They recently launched a program, SUPER MOMS, that will be running through Mother’s Day and will feature special Spartan Race SUPER MOMS! We will be highlighting the SUPERMOMS of the Spartan Race Series, because we believe that every mom is super, and we are searching for the perfect pairing of the Super Spartan Moms whether it be for personal accomplishment, family or a cause. In a few weeks, we will also be launching a fundraiser page on vitaminangels.org where we will encourage SPARTANS to Compete For a Cause with a fundraiser to complete a spartan race and raise money for Vitamin Angels–info to come.
Kati Rose Scheetz gets told all the time that people aren’t sure how she stays fit with everything going on in her life. Scheetz is a 27 year old mother to a very special two year old. Says Scheetz, “She is my everything and recently has literally been my everything.”
Though always very active and fit, when Scheetz became pregnant they found out early that the baby wasn’t growing but the doctors didn’t know why. At 26 weeks of pregnancy, Scheetz was put on strict bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy, which was induced at 37 weeks. Her daughter, born at only 4lbs came into this world with no heart beat and not breathing. She survived, and was named Faith Rose, but everyone calls her “Bug.”
Says Scheetz, “She has been fighting ever since so my fitness and my own health has had to be put on the back burner.”
Now two years old, the family has spent roughly four months in the hospital in the last six months. She has been in and out of the hospital because she won’t grow, can’t eat anything by mouth, and vomits all the time. Though examined by multiple doctors, there is no explanation. “She’s fed 100% by feeding tube which is a full time job. A long with her feeding tube she goes to therapy two times a week, her pediatrician once a week and specialists at least once a week sometimes more.”
The care of her daughter is a full time job, but it isn’t all that Scheetz has on her plate, “Plus I am training for a charity marathon I’m doing in July, I work part time and I have a photography business on the side.”
Despite everything she has to get done, Scheetz has re-committed to her fitness. “With all this going on I still manage to get my runs and workouts in, even if that means getting up at 5 am to workout/run before my husband leaves for work.”
An incredible mom with an incredible commitment to her family and her lifestyle. “I am told by some many people that they don’t know how I keep going with everything going on with my daughter. I just tell them that no matter what happens to her I need to be a positive role model and show her that if you are determined you can do anything.”
What a SUPERMOM!