Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Apple App Saves Filmmaker in Haiti

A filmmaker working for Compassion International survived the Haiti quake with the help of his iPhone. Dan Wooley was trapped under the rubble at his hotel for 65 hours before rescuers found him. He used information from an app he had downloaded to look up treatment of excessive bleeding and compound fracture. He then ripped his shirt to make a tourniquet for a gash in his leg and used a sock to stanch the bleeding from his head wound. Wooley also set his phone's alarm to go off every 20 minutes so he wouldn't fall asleep or go into shock. The quake hit shortly after he returned from a day of filming with a colleague who is still missing. In case he didn't make it, Wooley wrote notes to his wife and sons in Colorado Springs telling them, "Don't be upset at God. He always provides for his children, even in hard times. I'm still praying that God will get me out, but He may not. But He will always take care of you."

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