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Life-Saving Connections

For Rusty Rahm and his wife, Natalie, it’s hard to imagine what could have happened had the successful entrepreneur and owner of Wake Effects in Osage Beach, Mo., not picked up the phone and reached out to his longtime friend from Lake of the Ozarks and fellow offshore racer, Dr. Michael Janssen. They also can’t think about what might have happened had Georgia’s John Woodruff, a fellow MTI owner, not stepped in to help get their son, Christian, the help he needed to deal with seizures earlier this year.

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Rusty Rahm is grateful to be back on the racecourse after an eventful offseason. Photo courtesy Luminetic Media (click to enlarge).

And somehow the two connections are inter-twined with another part of Rahm’s life—Wake Up Warrior, a program geared toward helping men achieve their pursuit to being better fathers, husbands and businessmen. The program, which he said also teaches you to be more self aware and logical, is the reason he decided to get his neck checked after months of sleepless nights and coming to grips that it wasn’t just a stiff neck or a sprain from the gym.

The same program hosts an intense boot-camp-like week of training known as Warrior Week, and because of his son’s expedited January appointment at the esteemed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.—courtesy of Woodruff’s efforts—Rahm ended up having to cancel his trip to Southern California for Warrior Week at the 11th hour, which likely saved his own life.

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