Medical experts are still confounded by the sudden disappearance of a strange brain tumour.
A Texas family is thanking God after their daughter’s rare and inoperable brain tumor disappeared for reasons doctors are unable to explain.
As per reports, 11-year-old Roxli Doss, of Hays County, Texas, was diagnosed last June with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) after suffering from symptoms including headaches, nausea, and double vision.
The Boston’s Children Hospitalwebsite describes DIPG as a highly-aggressive and difficult-to-treat tumor located at the base of the brain. Needless to say, Roxli’s outlook was bleak.
Roxli’s father, Scott Doss, explained: “It was the worst news we could have had.
“At Dell Children’s, Texas Children’s, at Dana-Farber, at John Hopkins, and MD Anderson, all agreed it was DIPG.”
Moreover, Dr. Virginia Harrod, one of Roxli’s doctors at Dell Children’s Medical Center, agreed that his patient’s disease was extremely rare.
“It is a devastating disease. You have decreased ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk, eventually difficulty with breathing.”
“We don’t have a cure. This is considered a terminal diagnosis.”
Even so, Roxli underwent 11 weeks of radiation therapy to fight the tumor, while her family established a GoFundMe Page to help cover the costs of the medical bills.
After doing so, there was little her loved ones could do but turn to God. They knew there was a chance they could lose their daughter to cancer, so Scott and his wife Gena implored the big man upstairs to help.
“The doctors guide us, but really the true guidance that we’re looking for is from God because that’s who we need our help from right now, and we’re really just praying for a miracle,” said Scott.
What happened next has left doctors stumped. An MRI scan in September revealed that Roxli was cancer-free, with the tumor having completely vanished.
“When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable. The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual,” Dr. Harrod confirmed.
Roxli’s parents are convinced that God had a helping hand in ridding their daughter of this terrible disease.
“God is using precious Roxli as a vessel for His mighty power! REVIVAL is springing up in hearts everywhere!” Gena Doss wrote on social media.
After 2+ months of fervent and faithful prayers for healing from this community and across the country, GOD HAS ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS!!. This is a side-by-side view of Roxli’s pre (on left) and post-radiation (on right) MRIs.
Doctors have characterized Roxli’s response to radiation as “very, very rare” and “a very wonderful and unusual response”. They cannot find anything clinically wrong with her. Several radiologists have said that Roxli’s post-radiation scans appear torepresent a perfectly normal brain!
DIPG historically always comes back after radiation. But doctors don’t know what to expect in Roxli’s case because so few DIPG patients have ever been in the incredible position we’re in now.
Regardless of what the future holds, there is no doubt in my mind that today we are witnessing God’s healing hand over Roxli… There is not a doctor on this earth or medicine known to man that could produce this result. God has responded with mercy and love to YOUR prayers in FAITH and HE is GLORIFIED in this MIRACLE!!! I am fired up. Gena and I have heard of so many of you praying daily and unceasingly. Look at what can happen when the community prays together and faithfully believes that GOD WILL ANSWER!!!
Doctors from Austin, Houston & Boston have discussed in great length Roxli’s AMAZING mri scan!! The recommendation is to begin immunotherapy at Texas Children’s in Houston tomorrow to make sure there is not one cancer cell left in the brain. The pons looks normal( praise Jesus for His healing!) knowing the history of DIPG and it’s aggressive growth they will use medication that can get to all parts of the brain that radiation didn’t treat.
Scott and I have been praying for a clear answer from God about the next step. God sent doctors to speak to our parent heart. Thank you Lord for showing up in a way we needed to feel your peace. Please pray for Rox to experience no side effects and praise Him for healing her!!
Keep Rhett & Reef in your prayers as well they have been amazing !
Roxli is now undergoing precautionary treatments such as immunotherapy – a treatment tailored to help the body fight cancer – to ensure all cancer cells are eradicated from her brain.
In a statement to Global News, Dr. Harrod said: “We are cautiously optimistic and will continue to monitor her on a regular basis along with the joy of celebrating in her recovery.”