Hope For Hines is growing in every way. Little Hines Rotriga is now five years old and is getting better and better.
His family just received a generous donation of $4,143 from Ohio Valley Hotels Against Childhood Cancer.
The assistant general manager of the Sleep Inn in Belmont got the idea, and got three other hotels on board.
“I went door to door, to each chain hotel in the Ohio Valley, and asked everybody to a challenge of a dollar per room for the month of September,” said Debbie Fisher.
“Hines has, he’s considered ‘no evidence of disease.’ He doesn’t show any signs of it but his body can still produce it. So that’s why he still takes an oral chemo that he takes every day,” said Hines’ mom, Debbie Rotriga.
The other three hotels were the Moundsville Sleep Inn, and the Hampton Inns in Wheeling and at the Highlands.
Hines and his family still go to Ruby Memorial weekly and to New York every three months.
He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age 2.
Hines is now in preschool and feeling good.
His mother says the money will be used for prescriptions, travel expenses and anything that Hines needs.