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In Memory of Zach Sobiech

Updated on May 21, 2013

Zach's Song

The Life of Zach Sobiech

Stillwater, MN - Osteosarcoma is a rare bone cancer that often affects children. Zach Sobiech was 14 when he received his diagnosis.

By June of 2012, at the age of 17, Zach Sobiech had been told he had less than a year to live.

But, instead of cowering in the corner waiting for his last day, like most of us would, Zach chose to turn to music to get through his ordeal. He picked up his guitar and ended up with a melody that has had over 3 million views.

"Clouds" took the internet by storm and I doubt even Zach expected it would be an inspiration to so many people.

On May 20th, just a couple of weeks following his 18th birthday, Zach Sobiech lost his battle to Osteosarcoma but not before touching millions of people's lives and leaving a legacy that will outlive us all.

Thank you Zach

His Family

Zach Sobiech leaves behind a caring and loving family; his parents Rob and Laura Sobiech, siblings, Alli, Sam and Grace.

He also leaves behind his loving and very supportive girlfriend, Amy Adamle, that in his own words, "he will love forever."

He will be missed by the many other family members and friends that stood by Zach until the very end.


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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, what an amazing kid! I love what he said at the beginning of the video: "You don't have to find out you're dying to start living". That is something that should reverberate in our minds each and every day.

      Thank you, Sydney, for honoring this brave, beautiful man.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      This was an amazing story of a real-life hero. Thank you so much for sharing, sydneyspence. I feel for his family and am very grateful that Zach left a vital piece of his heart and soul as a legacy to them...and the rest of the world. Aloha, my friend!