Quaker Steak and Lube at The Highlands held a benefit for Hines Rotriga and his family on Sunday. The third annual Hope for Hines event brought out many people in the community, despite the chance of rain.
There was an appearance from Batman, vendors, local firefighters, music, food and more.
All of the vendors proceeds, and 20% of the proceeds from the food sold at Quaker Steak went to Hines and family.
Hines has been battling neuroblastoma, and he is no evidence of disease, but has not been declared cancer-free.
“We couldn’t be where we are without everyone, and it’s just so expensive in New York. We just keep plugging away until one day he’ll be declared cancer-free. Right now he’s just NED,” his aunt Laura said. “Hopefully he’ll be one of the kids that’s get to beat this and when he grows up he’ll say ‘oh yeah, mom and dad told me I was sick when I was little.’ That’s what I want.”
A guitar autographed by Glen Dale native and country music star Brad Paisley was sold at an auction for $1,300.
The Rotriga family said there are not enough billboards in the Ohio Valley to express their gratitude for the support the community has provided them.