US sibling duo creates app for when you’re not OK

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  • Friday, 02 Mar 2018

Hannah and Charlie Lucas created the notOK app, a digital panic button that can summon a designated list of people when you’re in distress. (Vania Stoyanova)

CUMMING, Georgia: Recently, Hannah Lucas and her brother Charlie sat at their kitchen table in Cumming describing the moment the two of them put their heads together to create a digital panic button. 

Hannah, they said, was in a pretty dark place. Not only was she suffering with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, a dysautonomic medical condition that causes her to pass out frequently and often times during school, but she was severely depressed from being bullied. 

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