Little Girl With Inoperable Brain Tumor Gets a Christmas Miracle

By Nancy Flory Published on December 18, 2018

A little girl who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in June has received a Christmas miracle. 

Roxli Doss, 11 years old, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, back in the summer. But now the cancerous tumor has vanished, nowhere to be found. 

It Was Cancer

Doctors from multiple hospitals agreed with the initial diagnosis. “At Dell Children’s, Texas Children’s, at Dana-Farber, at John Hopkins, and MD Anderson, all agreed it was DIPG,” Roxli’s father Scott Doss said. 

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Dr. Virginia Harrod from Dell Children’s Medical Center said the disease is rare but devastating. “You have decreased ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk, eventually difficulty with breathing.”

Praising God for a Miracle

Doctors can’t explain why the tumor is gone. “When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable,” said Dr. Harrod. “The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.” Roxli’s parents said that the doctors double-checked the scans to be certain the tumor was gone. 

But while the doctors don’t have an explanation, Roxli’s parents do.

Scott and Gena Doss say that they prayed for a miracle. “And we got it,” Gena told KVUE. “Praise God we did,” said Scott. Roxli’s parents now remind her everyday of the miracle she received. “Everyday we still say it,” explained Gena. “It’s kind of our family thing that God healed Roxli.”

Doctors are keeping a close eye on Roxli. She will continue to receive immunotherapy as a precaution. 

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