- Posted January 13, 2014 by
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Zach Sobiech song 'CLOUDS' stuck in my head
I can't remember how or where I saw Zach Sobiech song 'CLOUDS' that he wrote after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer which mostly strikes children.
I can't even remember the lyrics. One time, while I was working I found myself humming a melody that kept me thinking about the title of the song, but Zach's face was stuck on my head. Its not that I like him, but I was stunned by his inspiring story despite of his condition.
After the diagnosis, Zach underwent 10 surgeries and 20 rounds of chemotherapy, according to his Wikipedia. He was a member of a band A Firm Handshake.
Zach Sobiech was an American folk rock singer-songwriter from Stillwater, Minnesota. Upon learning the days he had to lived, Zach didn't waste time and so he wrote the song 'CLOUD' describing his battle with cancer.
After releasing 'CLOUDS' video on YOUTUBE it went viral and captured millions. Zach was truly an inspiration to everyone. He died on May 20, 2013 of complications from osteosarcoma, at his home in Lakeland, an eastern suburb of Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was 18. Prior to his death, his song charted on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually becoming a hit also in UK, Canada and France.
On December 6, 2013, year after this video I found on YOUTUBE, around 5,000 people gathered together in Mall of America during Ryan & Shannon's KS95 for Kids Radiothon, KS95 debuted a song by Zach Sobiech, called 'CLOUDS'.
Just watching the video and remembering how he was when he tried to make everyone happy while he was battling for his life, I can't stop myself from saying "Thank You" Zach. I may have a lot of complain in life, but I never thought about those people like who tried to live the life to the fullest knowing that they only have months, weeks or days to live.
To make a donation to Ryan & Shannon's KS95 for Kids Radiothon to help kids living with cancer and disabilities, click here: http://www.ks95.com/ks95-for-kids/
Click here to listen to Zach' Tribute song 'Cloud': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLhUS_QjcZY&feature=youtu.be