In the past, we’ve come across stories of how the Apple Watch has saved many a life, like alerting users to an abnormally high heart rate, an irregular heart beat, and in some cases, calling for help when the wearer has fallen and was unconscious. Such is the case with Raylene Hackenwerth, who has recently credited the watch for saving her life.
According to a report from ABC Action News, Hackenwerth had taken a hard fall and her watch actually called 911 on her behalf and alerted her son. After paramedics arrived, they suggested that she should be taken to the hospital and that’s where doctors discovered that Hackenwerth had lung cancer.
While the watch most definitely did not detect lung cancer in Hackenwerth, she credits it all the same where had paramedics not been called and she not been taken to the hospital, she might not have known about her illness and would not have gotten treatment in a timely manner.
“If it hadn’t been for the falling and the Apple Watch calling them, I wouldn’t even know this was there and maybe by the time it had got found in the future, it would be too late.” While Hackenwerth isn’t in the clear yet, she is undergoing treatment for her cancer.