Florida teen: Apple watch saved my life

Mindy Sparks
May 2, 2018

An 18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald of the Tampa area is praising the Apple Watch for saving her life when she suffered a medical episode at The Crossing Church in Brandon. Suddenly, a warning appeared on her Apple Watch saying that her resting heart rate was as high as 190bpm.

Staffers at a nearby walk-in clinic confirmed the rapid heart rate. The notification told the teen to seek immediate medical help. Her mother Stacey Recktenwald, being a registered nurse, has not ignored the alert and checked the heartbeat and found it correct. "I honestly feel your Apple Watch saved my daughter's life", Stacey said in her letter.

Tampa General Hospital would not comment on Deanna Recktenwald's condition, citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws. From the clinic, Deanna was rushed to the ER where she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. According to doctors both of her kidneys were found to be functioning at 20 percent and indicating a transplant which is needed in the coming future.


Stacey Recktenwald wanted to thank Apple for saving her daughter's life.

Stacey Recktenwald recently wrote Apple to thank the tech giant for its life-saving feature.

"Now that we have some answers to why this is happening we can prevent something major from happening down the road", said Deanna. From the humble beginning with just steps counter to a multitude of biometric sensors, Apple Watch will soon become an integral extension of our arm with which we can lead a healthy and balanced life. Also, Tim Cook stated in his Twitter, "It is good to hear that your daughter was fine and stories like Deanna would keep inspiring us to dream and move forward further".

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