When we have children, we want nothing but the best for them. We want them to live long, healthy, happy lives filled with friends, family and success in whatever form that means for them. We imagine what the future will be like for them, and we even want to take better care of ourselves to make sure we’re around for as much of that future as possible.
Worry seems to be a part of many parents’ lives. We worry about SIDS when they’re babies. We worry about bullies when they’re in school. We even have trouble sleeping at night because we’re worried about our children when they’re adults.
We worry because we care and because we want our children to be safe and healthy and happy. We want the best for them. While many times parents worry for no reason and everything turns out just fine, every once in awhile a parent’s worst fear becomes reality.
The biggest fear we have as parents is that our children will get sick or injured and their life will get cut short. Outliving our own children is so heartbreaking and tragic we really don’t even want to think about it.
This past June, Gena and Scott Doss received news that no parent wants to hear. They found out that their 10-year-old daughter, Roxli, had diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, which has no cure. The inoperable tumor was on the back of her brain, and it was pushing on her spinal cord.
Dr. Virginia Harrod of Dell Children’s Medical Center says, “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.”
Roxli underwent weeks of radiation, and her parents prayed for a miracle.
While many people pray and pray for a miracle and the miracle never comes, Gena and Scott are thanking God for answering their prayers. A recent MRI scan shows no sign of any tumor. It looks like Roxli has been completely healed, and just in time for Christmas.
Gena says, “It’s kind of our family thing that God healed Roxli.”
Scott adds, “We didn’t know how long she would be healthy and, look at her, she’s just doing awesome.”
Even the doctors are amazed. Dr Harrod says, “When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan, it was actually unbelievable. The tumor is undetectable on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.”
Roxli is still being watched closely by her family and doctors, but she’s also currently enjoying her favorite activities, like horseback riding.
For more on this miracle, and to see how Roxli is doing now, watch the video below.
Have you ever known anyone who was miraculously healed?