A Sacramento-area teenager who invented a prayer app has emerged from a coma.
Allen Wright came out of his coma of eight days after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. Wright's family and friends asked for prayers... and received them on the Apple iPhone app that their son invented called "A Note to God."
In The Sacramento Bee, the neurosurgeon treating Wright was asked whether he might have been helped by prayer. The doctor's reply: "Sometimes I think it does. Sometimes I think it doesn't. I don't actively encourage it. But in my opinion, it never hurts to pray."
When his prayer app went live two years ago, Wright told The Bee, "If you want to send a message, and you don't have anybody to talk to, you could send a little prayer," he said.
Police in Sacramento said they are still looking for the person responsible for the hit-and-run.