Roxli Doss was diagnosed with a particular brain tumor, known as a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG. “It is a devastating disease. You have decreased ability to swallow, sometimes vision loss, decreased ability to talk. Eventually difficulty with breathing,” said Dr. Virginia Harrod, Roxli’s doctor at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin. And Roxli was given months to live. Despite there being no cure for the disease, Roxli’s family decided to proceed with an 11-week course of radiation. The family has also set up a GoFundMe to offset some of the high costs. Radiation is a life-extending treatment and not a cure. But in this case, over two months, the tumor does not more exist. Roxli is just as active as she ever was. She likes riding horses
Roxli and her horse
. Nobody can explain what happened in this case. Only her parents Scott and Gena Doss saythey prayed for a miracle. From no cure to no trace, the family said now they only have God to thank. The girl will continue to undergo treatments, such as immunotherapy, as a precaution.