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Deanna Recktenwald in a hospital bed at Tampa General Hospital.

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Deanna’s mother, Stacy, was also canada goose outlet uk sale overcome with gratitude over the hand her daughter’s Apple Watch cheap Canada Goose had played in saving her life. She searched the internet for an email address where she could thank Apple for what the watch had done, but her searches came up empty. So, the Recktenwalds sent a thank you message to their local Apple store instead.

“The next day, we got a personal email back from Tim Cook, thanking us,” an incredulous Tom Recktenwald tells CBS News. “We were amazed. We Canada Goose Parka really canada goose outlet didn’t think we were going to get canada goose any email back, let alone an email from the CEO of canada goose outlet uk the company.”

Cook also took to social media with a post that read, “Stories like Deanna’s inspire us to dream bigger and push harder every day.”

Tom Recktenwald says it gives him peace of mind, knowing that his daughter will have the Apple Watch on her canada goose outlet sale wrist while she’s away at college. Since she hardly experienced any symptoms the first time just a slight shortness of breath they feel better knowing that she at least has an omnipresent tool to alert her when there’s reason to be concerned.

However, while the family canada goose outlet black friday may very well be the Apple canada goose https://www.goosesale.ca black friday sale Watch’s biggest fans, buy canada goose jacket cheap Tom Recktenwald doesn’t give the piece of equipment full credit for saving his daughter’s life.