On Wednesday, April 20th, Jonatan David Torres went home with the Lord after a long fight with cancer. On his 15th birthday he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. He went through 26 rounds of Chemotherapy but then the doctors found tumors in his lungs. Jona underwent several surgeries and in December 2010 he was given a month to live. I knew Jona as a little boy as his family attended our church before God called them to start a church in Greer and have many memories of his happiness and his love of practical jokes. He was a wonderful testimony and rebuke to all who knew him and through his 2 year battle he never complained and he even thanked God for the cancer because it had drawn him closer to God.
Jona wanted to glorify God with his life and with his death if God so chose. At 11:40 Wednesday night God decided to take Jona to his eternal home, where he is now free from pain. Jona DID glorify God with his life and with his death and has left a remarkable testimony for all of us to follow. Please pray for the Torres family as they adjust to life without Jona.
Jona wrote a song about Romeo and Juliet for a school assignment and performed it at school. To view it go to: YouTube- "Two Lovers" A Song by Jona Torres