Remembering Zach Sobiech
The 18-year-old musician and cancer patient left behind a remarkable message.
Thu, May 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM
If you havn’t heard the story of 18-year-old folk rock singer Zach Sobiech by now, it would only have been a matter of days.
His story is everywhere.
Zach, who died on May 20, 2013, of complications from osteosarcoma, has touched a nerve with people around the world. His music video “Clouds” (below) became an Internet sensation – achieving more than 4.7 million views on YouTube to date. Zach penned the song as a response to being told he had less than a year to live.
The public response to the song spawned the short documentary by Soul Pancake called “My Last Days,” (posted at the top of this page), not to mention a spinoff celebrity tribute featuring Brian Cranston, Sarah Silverman, Ashley Tisdale Jason Mraz and countless others, posted below. (Watch the top clip for Zach’s priceless response to this video surprise.)
Really, there’s not much more to add to Zach’s story except please watch the videos and share them widely.
They are a profound reminder of the value of a life well-lived, however short, and the power of love, compassion and community in the face of adversity.
Zach’s family is asking people to donate in his memory to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma fund. Proceeds from the downloads of “Clouds” will also go to support this fund.
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