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How to prepare for death in a digital age

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Summer 2014


Chanel Reynolds was 39 and her husband, José Hernando, was 43 when he was hit by a van while riding his bike.

The impact smashed his upper spine and caused an immediate traumatic cardiac arrest, but he made it to the hospital with a trace of a pulse. However, instead of being able to spend precious time with her husband during the week that he clung to life, Reynolds had to spend hours dealing with a host of problems that stemmed from the fact she didn’t know the four-digit passcode to his phone.