An iPhone

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It's hard for a lot of people to imagine life without their iPhone these days. But one woman needed her phone so badly she actually had a doctors' prescription for it.

After getting into a terrible car accident and suffering major brain injuries, the phone now operates as her assistant -- reminding her of things she needs to do and answering her questions via Siri.

"It really allowed her to be independent, whereas without that she would need a personal attendant," said Kubey. "Her doctor said she absolutely could not function without it."

And so far, the IRS hasn't contested the deduction, which she included among her medical expenses.

First published March 27, 2014: 2:40 PM ET

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