Roxli Doss, 11, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinisc pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June of this year and has gone through weeks of radiation. Now, in what seems like a Christmas miracle of sorts, her tumor was undetectable in her latest MRI.
“When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable,” Harrod added. “The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.”
According to the same doctor, the disease can be devastating, especially for a child.
“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.”
I think it’s safe to say Roxli’s parents, Gena and Scott will be squeezing their daughter extra tight this holiday season and beyond.
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