A number of tributes have poured in for a brave Co Down schoolboy who sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer.
The young teenager Joshua Martin, from Bangor, Co Down sadly lost his battle with the illness on Monday.
Joshua who was well known in the Donaghadee community was sadly diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Eve 2014 after doctors discovered a number of tumours in his abdomen.
The news of Joshua’s tragic passing was confirmed by his mum Kim Martin who released the following statement: “We are devastated beyond words to tell you that our beautiful son passed away this evening. Joshua was the most amazing young man, brave and mature beyond his years.”
“His life and testimony touched hundreds of thousands of people worldwide and we are so very thankful that the power of God touched him in a way that many people don’t experience in a lifetime.”
“While we are heartbroken, we have a deep peace knowing that Joshua is with His Heavenly Father in glory.”
“To all of you, our friends and family, who have loved us, supported us, and journeyed with us, we want to say thank you.”
All of our thoughts and prayers are with Joshua’s family and friends at this difficult time.