A Texas girl’s inoperable tumor has gone missing, baffling doctors and answering the prayers of the 11-year-old’s family.
According to a report by KVUE-TV, Roxli Doss was diagnosed last summer with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG. The tumor reportedly would cause someone to have difficulty swallowing, breathing and ability to talk.
Roxli was given a round of radiation in August.
Then came an MRI to check the progress of the tumor. The tumor was nowhere to be found.
“When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable,” Dr. Virginia Harrod with Dell Children’s Medical Center told KVUE. “The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.”
The tumor’s disappearance answered many prayers.
“Everyday we still say it,” Roxli’s mother Gena Doss told KVUE. “It’s kind of our family thing that God healed Roxli.”
According to KVUE, Roxli is healthy, and has been spending time horseback riding.
According to Boston’s Children Hospital, nearly 300 children a year are diagnosed with DIPG. The hospital says that the tumor is highly aggressive and the prognosis for those with the tumor is generally poor.
Written by Justin Boggs for WPTV.