For several months, the media has been following the case of, Roxli Doss, 11, a girl living in Buda, Texas who neurosurgeons diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in June 2018.
It all started with Roxli’s complaints of head aches and double vision and after going to the doctor she was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of brain cancer — Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
According to doctors it was an incurable form of brain cancer that would begin to affect her breathing and heart rate and areas of the brain that affects how we “see, hear, walk, talk and eat.” Eventually it hindering your basic ability breath, eat and live.
When news came out, the community rallied around the family. Fundraising events were held and a Gofundme page was set up for help to pay the medical bills.
Though there was no hope for a cure, in an interview with KVUE TV back in August, Roxli’s father Scott said the family was turning to God and praying and believing for a miracle:
“The doctors guide us, but really the true guidance that we’re looking for is from God because that’s who we need our help from right now, and we’re really just praying for a miracle.”
Though radiation can’t stop this type of tumor, the doctors started radiation therapy and Roxli went through several treatments.
But the doctors were shocked when earlier this month a MRI scan revealed that the incurable tumor had miraculously disappeared.
Dr. Virginia Harrod, who is with Dell Children’s Medical Center, told KBMT TV News:
“When I first saw Roxli’s MRI scan it was actually unbelievable. The tumor is undetected on the MRI scan, which is really unusual.”
The doctors were not only shocked that the tumor had miraculously disappeared but equally by how quickly it happened. In fact, they double-checked the scans to make sure it was gone.
Though the medical staff will continue to give her radiation treatments, as far as the family is concern, God healed Roxli.
In an interview with USA Today, Roxli’s father “Praised God” for the miracle.
I love these kind of stories, because it dumbfounds the cynics and atheists, but as usual they pop up in the comments.
One commented that they should fire the MRI technicians for getting it wrong and others suggesting she was obviously misdiagnosed. In other words, Roxli didn’t really have the DIPG even though five different medical centers agreed she did, including John Hopkins.
But we shouldn’t be surprised, Jesus ran into exactly the same problems. When Christ healed a man blind from birth, threatened by Christ’s growing popularity, the pharisees brought the man in for questioning (John 9:1-41).
When the man told them what had happened, the pharisees didn’t believe him and dragged in his parents for interrogation. Clearly intimidated by the pharisees and fearing they would be kicked out of the synagogue, the man’s parents testified that he had been born blind, but added any further questions should be directed to their son.
The pharisees angered by how this was playing out dragged the man back in, insulted him for what had happened and then threw him out of the synagogue.
Hearing what had happened, Jesus found the man and said:
39 Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” 40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” 41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains. (John 9:39-41 NIV)
The simple fact there are those who don’t believe, because they don’t want to believe. Because believing would immediately make them accountable to a living God.