Surgeons were left astonished when an 11-year-old girl named Roxli, who had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, experienced an unexpected cure.
Roxli and her family were devastated upon learning of her diagnosis, which revealed a rare condition known as scattered intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). This grim medical prognosis indicated that Roxli would face vision loss, impaired speech, and difficulty swallowing.
Multiple medical professionals from various institutions confirmed the DIPG diagnosis, prompting Roxli to undergo weeks of radiation therapy and other treatments. The community rallied around the young girl and her family during this challenging time, organizing fundraisers and charitable events to assist with their medical expenses.
After several visits to her pediatrician, which yielded no explanation for her severe headaches, Roxli was referred to Children’s Hospital, where she received the devastating DIPG diagnosis. Both neurologists and oncologists agreed on this initial diagnosis. DIPG is an exceedingly rare and aggressive form of cancer, typically affecting children between the ages of five and nine.
In the face of this grim prognosis, Roxli’s parents, Gena and Scott, prayed for a miracle. During an MRI scan of Roxli’s brain, the tumor had inexplicably vanished. Doctors were unable to provide an explanation, leaving them baffled. However, Roxli’s family is certain about whom to credit for this remarkable recovery—God.
While Roxli’s case is unprecedented, and the cancer remains aggressive, she will require follow-up treatments to prevent the growth of new cancer cells.
Medical professionals have opted for immunotherapy, a treatment that enhances the body’s natural defenses against cancer. The family believes it to be a miracle and attributes Roxli’s recovery to divine intervention. “Every day we still say it. It’s kind of our family thing that God healed Roxli,” her mother expressed to Daily Mail.