It’s fascinating to see examples of technology being used to save lives. Like the toddler who saved his mom’s life by using her iPhone to FaceTime a friend who then called 911. Here is another example, where an iPhone was used to save a soldier’s life in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Shaun Frank was serving his second tour of duty when he and his team encountered a suicide bomber who then did what suicide bombers do, as in he blew himself up. The explosion sent shrapnel in every direction.
Frank was hit by several pieces since there is no outrunning or dodging such a blast. He got hit in his hands, arms, and legs, but luckily his iPhone was in his pants pocket and it stopped some of the shrapnel, potentially saving his life. You know he was glad to have it with him afterward.
The additional shrapnel that was stopped could have hit major arteries, or at the very least made things much worse. Oddly enough, when Frank contacted Apple and asked for a replacement, he was told that he could get one, but only if he were to turn in his damaged unit. Frank decided he’d rather hold onto his damaged unit since it saved him once. I would have kept it too.
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