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Community comes together for local child battling cancer

Updated: Sunday, April 27 2014, 08:48 PM EDT

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A benefit fair was held Sunday at Quaker Steak and Lube at the Highlands for Hines Rotriga, a 2-year-old who is battling cancer.

Hines was diagnosed with cancer in December and is now battling stage 4 neuroblastoma. He is currently at Ruby Hospital in Morgantown receiving treatment.

Laura Rotriga and Dave Rotriga, his aunt and uncle, said the latest round of chemotherapy has been a little rougher for him; he’s not eating or drinking but they are hopeful that he will get better soon.

The community has come together to help the Rotriga family and Hines with his battle.

“We don’t really know how to deal with it 100 percent. It’s been so overwhelming and then the prayers, it’s just unbelievable, just like looking at the weather, look at today, we have one nice day amongst all this rain coming so we have somebody in our corner upstairs looking over this little guy. We’re going to get him better,” Dave Rotriga said.

There are a few more fundraisers coming up to benefit Hines.

On April 30 at Ohio University Eastern there will be acoustic performances at 6:30 pm.

On May 10 at R&R Smokehouse Bar and Grille there will be a fundraiser at 7 pm.

On May 18 at Moundsville State Penitentiary there will be a quarter auctions at noon.

On May 24 fire department parade and spaghetti dinner benefit will be in Benwood at 5:30 pm.

On October 5 there will be a team Hines 2-mile run/walk at 9 a.m. at the WesBanco Arena.

Community comes together for local child battling cancer

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