Zach Sobiech

It’s stories like this one that calm my nerves about this summer and remind me how inspirational people can be in the face of cancer.

He was given months to live last June, but that didn’t stop Zach Sobiech from becoming a rock star – and an inspiration to millions. Sobiech passed away Monday, 17 days after his 18th birthday. First diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 14, Sobiech’s music became his way of expressing himself. His song “Clouds” no went viral last December. 

“My closure is being able to get my feelings into these songs. So [friends and family] could have something to remember me by, or lean on when I was gone,” he says in a 22-minute film about his story, My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech. Even Justin Baldoni, the documentary’s director, says, “I was not expecting to meet a 17-year-old who would change my life.” “It’s really simple, actually,” Zach says of learning to make the world a better place: “Just try to make people happy.” –

Watch Zach’s story here:


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  1. Pingback: “Clouds” « thejensspin

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