SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Some are calling it a miraculous recovery for a local teen behind a religious phone app — even his doctors call this miraculous because of prayer.

One after another, the prayers came pouring in.

“Dear God, your son Allen Wright is in need of your healing touch. Thanks for sending him here to create a way to communicate with you,” said Tod Wright, Allen Wright’s dad.

Allen Wright gained notoriety in 2009 when he created the “Note to God App”.

But little did he know that nearly two years later people would post prayers for him.

We asked Allen if he thought prayer helped him come out of his coma.

“Yeah, I don’t remember anything about it,” said Allen.

Struck by a hit-and-run driver, the 18-year-old police cadet was comatose for eight days.

Doctors gave him only a 30 to 40 percent chance of survival until last week.

“He actuall did a thumbs up. I can honestly say I was so grateful and thankful to take him home like that,” said Tod.

But Allen continued to make what doctors call a miraculous and rapid recovery for someone suffering from extensive brain injury. One doctor says he’s still scratching his head at Allen’s prognosis.

“To see him at this point now? Awestruck,” said the Doctor.

The family now credits all the prayers that poured into Allen’s app. On a regular week, they say only about 500 people downloaded the app. The week following Allen’s accident, 9,000 people downloaded A Note to God.

“Ironic is the word, or or…I don’t have words for it, but I don’t know where we would be without it.

Allen’s sister says she prays that whoever hit her brother will turn themselves in to police.

Comments (9)
  1. Amanda Hart says:

    We’ve actually thanked every single doctor and nurse personally and have delivered gifts once again personally to the whole department. I dont understand the reason behind your ignorant comment… the point to it was? Before you assume that the people that helped to save my brothers life have been ignored, get facts. As for doing an article on them, why… they were doing their job. They decided on their career for a reason, Im sure the reason being saving lifes and making a difference, not to have articles written about them.

    1. Cindy says:

      Amanda- You know you did the right thing. Don’t let someone who is ignorant hurt you and say otherwise. I am so happy for your brother, you and the rest of your family. God gave your family this miracle for a reason. You are a very blessed family.
      You have a very awesome brother. God’s work through him isn’t done yet.

  2. diane snyder says:

    Sounds like Bill Tandy needs a brain AND for people to pray for him…

    Stay strong Allen!!

  3. Bruce Walker says:

    Hopefully people will continue to download and use this phone app. Another young man who can use some prayers is Bryan Stowe of Santa Cruz who was brutally attacked after a Dodgers game in LA. He was there to watch the Giants play on opening day and was hit in the back of the head, fell to the ground and hit his head on the pavement. He is now in a medically induced coma.
    Before anyone writes a brutally ignorant comment about this young man’s medical state, or about his love of the Giants, please think twice and not write anything ignorant or ridiculoous!

    1. Cindy says:

      I love your last line. So true.
      It is crazy that someone can’t go to a game and root for thier team without being hurt. We all have the rights to choose what team we are for.
      I pray he makes a full recovery.
      God will deal with the people that caused this to happen.

    2. Renee Creson says:

      Yes, I hope everyone will pray for Bryan Stowe and his family. Prays do work and God will hear all of our Prays. Please let everyone know how Bryan is doing.. .

  4. pics123 says:

    Never under estimate the power of God. AMEN!
    Good luck to you Allen and your family.
    Prayers for Bryan Stowe.

  5. hsmith says:

    prayers for Bryan. Such a senseless act. We as a nation have fallen very far.

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