Trejo loses life to leukemia

Lytle senior Christian Trejo lost his battle with cancer this week.

The community is mourning the loss of another young life this week. A “wonderful, extraordinary” young man who “always put others needs before his own,” is the way many describe Christian Trejo. Trejo was a senior at Lytle High School, and bravely beat brain cancer, going into remission earlier this year. Sadly, he diagnosed with leukemia just a few months ago, which took the life of the beloved senior student this past Monday, November 6.
A statement from Lytle ISD celebrated Christian’s life, “A mere year and a half ago, Christian Trejo, recovered from brain cancer. When Christian was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year, he bravely fought to beat this too. Unfortunately Christian lost this battle on November 6. It is not easy losing a member of our Lytle ISD family. Christian was a wonderful, extraordinary young man…. Christian would look for the positives in life daily because he understood how quickly your life could take a turn for the worse. Christian appreciated the little things and cherished the memories of his time at Lytle High School.”
Small towns and communities come together in big ways, and it’s clear that he touched so many lives as Lytle High School was planning an early graduation ceremony for the beloved student.
The school adds, “During Christian’s final weeks in the hospital, Christian was determined to graduate from Lytle High School. Sadly, on the day Christian was to be presented with his diploma, he succumbed to his illness. LHS Principal Loretta Zavala and Counselor Jennifer Criswell presented Christian’s mother with a cap, gown, and diploma, declaring him a member of the graduating class of 2018.”
Christian’s life was touched by the community’s Old Iron Trail ride group which helps fund wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation, which he received earlier this year. Not only was his life touched, but he touched the lives of all involved. Devine’s Old Iron Trail ride members who support the Make-A-Wish program for local kids felt fortunate to get to be a part of Christian’s big day as his wish was granted.
Medina County’s Old Iron Trail ride member Dennis Haas said, “Through Make a Wish, we took Christian on a shopping spree at a really nice store where he got something really nice for his senior prom, and then had a fun day at Top Golf and Bass Pro Shop. He was a very nice young man, very personable, he laughed a lot.”
Bertha Haass added, “They picked them up in a limo that day, and Christian had music from his playlist blaring in the limousine as he and his cousin sang at the top of their lungs. This past week we lost a beautiful young man. He battled brain tumors and leukemia, and today he went to be with our Lord. As one of our Make-A-Wish “kids”, his fun loving and joyful spirit will remain with us forever”.
“It’s tough to lose those kids, but we got to see him smile that day,” Dennis adds.
According to family members, Trejo loved fishing and all kinds of sports.
“Christian was an amazing young man…he would always put everyone’s needs before his own,” said Paul Soria. “My Son had a heart of Gold … for everyone that came across him. May he Rest in Paradise. To him to graduate was a big accomplishment just to show people that just because he was sick didn’t mean he couldn’t reach his goals … His commitment to the ROTC program was something he loved by heart.”
Another family member made this touching comment, “Christian Trejo will FOREVER be missed, and never be forgotten. Christian is CANCER FREE now, no more suffering, he is an ANGEL who will look out for us all.”
Funeral arrangements were made at Southwest Funeral Home. Friends, family, and community were invited to make a donation toward the services by contacting the funeral home.