BRAVE JOSHUA LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE
Tributes to tragic schoolboy, 15, after battle against cancer
HEARTFELT tributes were last night paid to a tragic schoolboy who lost his battle against cancer.
Joshua Martin, 15, from Co Down, had been supported by well-wishers from around the world through the #Prayforjosh campaign. His mother Kim said: “We are devastated beyond words to tell you
our beautiful son passed away this evening.” Writing on Facebook, she added: “Joshua was the most amazing young man, brave and mature beyond his years. To all of you, our friends and family, who have loved us, supported us, and journeyed with us, we want to say thank you.” Tributes flooded in for the teenager with Bangor Elim Church, where dad Tim was on the pastoral staff, posting: “Such heartbreaking news tonight. “Josh’s courage, bravery and determination to live a normal life despite his illness was truly inspirational.” The Bangor Grammar pupil, from Donaghadee, was diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Eve 2014 after doctors discovered tumours in his abdomen.
MUCH LOVED Joshua Martin