“I had pain in my chest and my back whenever I took some deep breaths,” said Paul Houle Jr. “After practice I went and took a nap, my heart rate was still at 145.”
Houle realized that something must be wrong for his heart rate to register so high for a prolonged period of time. He went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with heart, liver, and kidney failure. If he hadn't gone to the hospital, his condition could have been fatal.
“If my Apple Watch hadn’t shown me it was 145, I would have done nothing about it.”
Houle's father, who initially dismissed the Apple Watch, has since gone out and purchased one for himself and his wife.
After news of the story spread, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the teen to offer him an internship at Apple and a free iPhone.
"I got a phone call from a California number, and he said 'Hello, my name is Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.'"
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