MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis girl, who has inspired many since WCCO told her story earlier this month, has some good news.
Eight-year-old Gracie Joles was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain tumor in her brain stem. Her parents, Liz Flores and David Joles, are both photographers at the Star Tribune and are taking pictures to document their daughter’s brave fight.
Gracie went through intense radiation after doctors determined her tumor was growing rapidly. But her latest MRI last week showed the radiation is working.
Her doctor says her tumor has stopped growing. These photos show the moments Gracie learned the good news.
First by hugging her doctor …
… and then her dad.
Doctors need more time to tell if radiation cured the tumor, but as you can see Gracie and her family are celebrating the wonderful news.
She also found out the Make-A-Wish Foundation will grant her wish this summer.
Gracie will get to meet her idol, pop star Katy Perry.