Christmas miracle! 11-year-old girl's inoperable brain tumor vanishes without explanation three months after diagnosis
An inoperable brain tumor in an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they have no clue how
Roxli Doss, 11, was diagnosed with an incurable tumor, leaving her family devastated beyond words. Shockingly, the family discovered three months later that the deadly tumor inside her had disappeared inexplicably. The teenager was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in June this year, per local TV station KVUE.
According to Doss' GoFundMe page, the tumor was lodged “in the back of her brain and pushing her spinal cord. She had headaches for a couple weeks and was feeling sick.”
Speaking to KVUE, Dr. Virginia Harrod from Dell Children's Medical Center, where Roxli was being treated, said her condition was “very rare … It is a devastating disease. You have decreased the ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk, eventually difficulty with breathing.”
Scott, her father, told the outlet that "it was very bad. It was the worst news we could have had.” According to KVUE, Young Roxli underwent radiation for 11 weeks despite there being no proven cure for DIPG. In August, the family held a fundraising event, but after that could only rely on the support from their neighbors.
Stunningly, their prayers seemed to have worked after her latest MRI scan on September 10 revealed "no tumor evident", according to a post on Caring Bridge. “A Miracle!!” the family wrote. “We all walked out in shock even though we had been begging, praying, asking and believing. Thank you Jesus just wasn’t enough to say.”
Dr. Harrod clarified to KVUE that she had no explanation for the sudden change. “When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable. The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual," she said.
Having said that, the family needs to stay cautious as the DIPG can relapse, even aggressively for that matter. However, Scott had his wife Gena are considering each day a gift while Roxli undergoes precautionary treatments.
“It’s kind of our family thing that God healed Roxli,” Gena told KVUE. “We didn’t know how long she would be healthy and, look at her, she’s just doing awesome,” Scott added, People reports.