The family credits God with healing the girl, and many others are praising Him for a Christmas miracle.
“It is very rare, but when we see it, it is a devastating disease,” said Dr. Virginia Harrod with Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. “You have decreased ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk, eventually difficulty with breathing.”
“At Dell Children’s, Texas Children’s, at Dana-Farber, at John Hopkins, and MD Anderson, all agreed it was DIPG,” the girl’s father confirmed.
However, the family went from facing a no cure scenario to absolutely no trace of the tumor.
Although medical science can’t explain what happened, the family knows exactly what occurred.
They prayed to God for a miracle, and He answered.
“She is just as active as she ever was,” said Scott Doss, Roxli’s father.
Harrod recalled that the child underwent weeks of radiation, even though there is no cure.
The family held a benefit for her in August, and the community responded in a big way, with the parents’ only hope in a benevolent, healing God who heard their cries and delivered the miracle.
Now, they cry tears of joy.
“When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable,” Harrod said. “The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.”
“Everyday we still say it,” Gena Doss said. “It’s kind of our family thing that God healed Roxli.”
“We didn’t know how long she would be healthy and, look at her, she’s just doing awesome,” Scott said.
Her parents reported that doctors double checked her scans, just to confirm what they couldn’t believe.
Right now, they are watching her closely and she will continue to undergo precautionary treatments, such as immunotherapy.
A GoFundMe has been created to help the family with medical bills.