11-year-old Girl’s Inoperable Brain Tumor Miraculously Vanishes
By Yaron Steinbuch / NY Post
An 11-year-old Texas girl who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor appears to be cured — leaving her doctors mystified, according to a report.
Roxli Doss and her parents learned in June that she was suffering from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, a very aggressive brain tumor, after she began suffering headaches, KVUE reported.
“The headaches developed into nausea and she even had double vision,” her dad, Scott Doss, told the news outlet.
Scott and his wife, Gena, took their daughter to several doctors, including a neurologist who delivered the bad news.
“It was very bad,” Scott said. “It was the worst news we could have had.”
Dr. Virginia Harrod of Dell Children’s Medical Center said DIPG “is very rare, but when we see it, it is a devastating disease.
“You have decreased ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk, eventually difficulty with breathing,” she said.
Roxli underwent weeks of radiation as her Buda community rallied by holding a benefit for her in August, when all her parents could do was pray for a miracle.
“And we got it,” an overjoyed Gena said.
“Praise God, we did,” Scott added.
“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.”
Doctors have no idea why the tumor vanished.
“At Dell Children’s, Texas Children’s, at Dana-Farber, at John Hopkins, and MD Anderson, all agreed it was DIPG,” said Scott, whose daughter is back doing what she loves — horseback riding.
“We didn’t know how long she would be healthy and, look at her, she’s just doing awesome,” he said. “She is just as active as she ever was.”
As a precaution, Roxli will continue to undergo treatments such as immunotherapy.
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