Nearly six months after an 11-year-old Texas girl was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, doctors can no longer find a trace of it after her family and friends prayed for a miracle. Dr. Virginia Harrod, with Dell Children’s Medical Center, told KVUE television news in Austin, TX, that DIPG is a rare disease.
“It 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,” Harrod said.
The doctor explained that the girl had gone through weeks of radiation treatment but there was no expectation that the tumor would just disappear. “Roxli’s recovery,” Harrod said, is “unbelievable.”
Organizers of a support group on Facebook, called “Roxli’s Rox Star Benefit, say that she loves Jesus “to her core” and their community was heartbroken to learn of her diagnosis. The people of Buda, TX, where the family lives, prayed with her parents for a miracle.
“Her diagnosis has broken the hearts of our entire community,” the group says. “We have been taken to our knees and called to battle by storming the gates of heaven with our faith-filled prayers. We know the one thing the doctors didn’t factor in was our God, and He is in the business of miracles!”
–Adapted from The Christian Post.