This is a true story about the irreversibility nature of not being able to have your final wishes fulfilled.  This happened to one of my mother’s best friends.  

This is a true story about the irreversibility nature of not being able to have your final wishes fulfilled.  This happened to one of my mother’s best friends.

My parents live in an assisted living house – a wonderful place where they are so happy. (It was one of the best decisions they made, both for them and for us, their children). In that same place are also many of their friends.

One of them, a wonderful woman with no close relatives, had requested to donate her body to science when she passed away, and had arranged this with a University and put it in her will.

Unfortunately, when she passed away, her lawyer was abroad and no one could locate him, so no one could access her will, and there was no copy or other written instructions. Since she was Jewish, and Jewish people are buried as soon as possible, she was buried instead of her body going to the University.

Could she have done anything more to ensure that her final wishes would be honored?

Today she could. Apparently there are new online services where one can store all their digital assets plus leave their final requests. The nice thing about these solutions  is that you can set it up so that it automatically notifies your heirs and loved ones of your last wishes, without relying on human intervention (even if your lawyer is unavailable).

It turns out that you can set the system up so that you decide who gets notified, whether by email, text message (SMS) or even twitter. It is quite a sophisticated yet easy-to-use system that helps you store, retrieve, manage and pass on all your digital assets.

You can also specify what you would like done at your funeral, whether playing special music, reciting a specific poem you might write or playing a video recording you might have recorded earlier. You can do anything. You can even leave your own digital legacy.

I wish I knew all this before my Moms friend passed away…. Next  time.

Alec Schneider


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