The Wonderful Legacy Left By 18-Year-Old, Zach Sobiech
Our friends at Soul Pancake made this terrific video of Zach Sobiech the singer and songwriter of the viral song, "Clouds." Sobiech passed away on Monday after a fierce yet graceful battle with osteosarcoma, a rare cancerous bone tumor that typically develops in teenagers. He was diagnosed in 2009. By 2012, the cancer spread to his lungs and pelvis; he was told he had only months to live.
Faced with having to say goodbye much sooner than he hoped, Sobiech turned to music, and wrote "Clouds," the video for which has over 4 million views to date. Throughout the video, the footage of Sobiech in the studio is interrupted with messages, and one of them says, "His response is to embrace every day with hope and joy."
In, "My Last Days"--the video above--Sobiech leaves us many important and inspired messages:
"I only have a few months to live, but I have a lot of work to do. I want everyone to know, you don't have to find out you're dying to start living."
"Death is just another thing on the agenda. Yeah, it's scary, but the only reason it's scary is because you don't know what's next, or if there is a next. So, it's kinda like sitting in the dark. And so, you can either choose to be freaking out in the dark... or you can just relax and fall asleep, and just be happy and content with everything."
"I want to be remembered as a kid who went down fighting, and didn't really lose."
He will be.