Community raising funds for Woodbridge star quarterback diagnosed with cancer

Woodbridge star quarterback Troy Haynes, left, shown in action last season, was part of two state championship teams. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

BRIDGEVILLE — Woodbridge High senior Troy Haynes spent the last four years winning games on the football field, collecting two state titles and All-State honors as the team’s starting quarterback.

On April 26, the 18-year-old was diagnosed with kidney cancer and is set to undergo surgery to remove his infected kidney and clean the lymph nodes around his kidney and arteries on Friday.

Chemotherapy remains a possibility for the soon-to-be-graduate.

Over the past several weeks, the Bridgeville community — and the Delaware high school football community — have rallied to bring awareness and raise funds for Troy and his family’s upcoming battle.

Woodbridge football coach Jed Bell launched a GoFundMe page for Troy on April 27 and in just 11 days the page has raised more than $22,000.

The football team is also selling “Fight Like 4” (his football jersey number) T-shirts for $15 apiece, with proceeds directly benefiting Troy and his family. Shirts may be purchased and picked up at Woodbridge High School.

To access the Troy Haynes GoFundMe page, visit

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