How a young man battling a rare form of cancer has left a lasting impact on millions by his amazing strength and courage. Zach faced the challenges of his cancer with a positive attitude and one focused on living life to it’s fullest. He turned to music in his final days to uplift, inspire and offer hope. His legacy continues to shine a beacon of light on childhood cancer and helps generate funds to search for improved treatments. Warner Bros. recently acquired movie rights to Laura Sobiech’s inspirational book “Fly a Little Higher,” which focuses on her late son Zach Sobiech.
Zach Sobiech, who had a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, wrote “Clouds” to his family and friends before he died in May 2013, shortly after turning 18. The funds generated by sales of his music went to fund research of osteosarcoma, which occurs mainly in teens and adolescents.
“Maybe someday I’ll see you again,” he sang. “We’ll fly up in the clouds and we’ll never see the end.”
Sobiech recorded “Clouds” and released it as a YouTube video in December 2012. It had surpassed 3 million views at the time of his death and currently has more than 12 million views.
His mother’s memoir “Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way” was released in 2014.
There are many variations of his Clouds song on youtube. These are some of my favorite.
If you have a little more time please watch and learn how Zach’s family carries on a year later. How to “let go” gracefully. Learn how “we all hunger for the same thing, we are all desperate for Hope and Love.”