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.READ MORE: 'I Feel Like It's Worse': Parts Of South Minneapolis Still Plagued By Needle Littering
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.MORE NEWS: How Did Pumpkin Spice Become The Flavor Of Fall?
Gracie will get to meet her idol, pop star Katy Perry.