Duluthian featured in Apple ad
Michael Jackson’s watch woke him up when it noticed his heart was beating too fast. He was taken to the emergency room and treated for life-threatening sepsis.
Were it not for his Apple Watch, the Duluth man explains in a 90-second video on YouTube, things could have ended differently.
“I’ve always admired Apple, but I never thought that I would have ever admired Apple for potentially saving my life,” he says to the camera. “Because that’s what the watch did.”
Jackson, a Duluth East and College of St. Scholastica graduate with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon: “I just woke up from my surgery to the coolest surprise. I can now let you know that I went to California a few months ago to film an Apple advertisement. It hit 9,000 views in less than an hour and I hope you like it. I'm still groggy, but I'm so excited.”