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'Hope for Hines' works to help 2-year-old battling cancer

Updated: Thursday, January 23 2014, 09:50 PM EST

By: Crissy Clutter


A community is coming together to help a 2-year-old boy fighting cancer.

Hines Rotriga was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare type of nerve cancer, on Dec. 26.

Rotriga has been battling the disease at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Family and friends have been collecting donations and planning fundraising events to help pay for medical bills, travel expenses and other costs.

Hines’ aunt and uncle, Laura and Dave Rotriga, own Miklas Meat Market and have been having bake sales and other fundraisers to help.

They say the family is overwhelmed with support.

“He's just a loving little boy who needs all the prayers and support and anything anyone can do. That's all we can ask,” said Dave Rotriga.

Donation to help Hines and the Rotriga family can be sent to:

Miklas Meat Market
c/o Hope for Hines
58 Carmel Road
Wheeling, WV, 26003

Several fundraising events are planned for the future. Visit the 'Hope for Hines' page on Facebook.

'Hope for Hines' works to help 2-year-old battling cancer

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