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Medical miracle: Doctors baffled after Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor disappears

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HAYS COUNTY, Texas — An 11-year-old Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor has gone away and doctors don’t have an explanation, according to KVUE.

Doctors diagnosed Roxli Doss with an inoperable brain tumor in June called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, KVUE reports.

According to doctors, the disease is “very rare” and causes a “decreased ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk, eventually difficulty with breathing,” said Dr. Virginia Harrod, with Dell Children’s Medical Center.

The little girl went through weeks of radiation and all her parents, Gena and Scott Doss, could do is pray for a miracle.

And they got it.

“When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable,” said Harrod. “The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.”

“At Dell Children’s, Texas Children’s, at Dana-Farber, at John Hopkins, and MD Anderson, all agreed it was DIPG,” Scott said.

And now with no trace of the tumor, the family is thanking God.

“Everyday we still say it,” Gena 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.

The family tells KVUE they will continue to watch her closely and continue to undergo treatments as a precaution.

If you’d like to donate and help with medical costs, the family has a GoFundMe page.

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