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Zach Sobiech

This morning a youtube video popped up on my news feed, and of course through out, I was crying as Zach Sobiech was a terminally ill 17 year old who enunciated that “You don’t have to find out your dying, to start living”. The 17 year old whose diagnosis encouraged him to go out and live his life to the fullest, after getting diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was just 14 years of age. Zach accepted his illness, and immortalized himself in his families and friends hearts through songs that he wrote for them. His song “Clouds” became a YouTube sensation, and today has over 6,039,154 views. After the video went viral, a performing rights organization: “Broadway Music Inc” signed Zach, and his song reached the number one spot on the itunes store. Just one week ago today, on May 20th, 2013 Zach lost his battle to cancer, passing away. His hope “I wanna be remembered as a kid who went down fighting – I didn’t really lose.” His family started “The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund” to support research of this rare disease, and supporters can make donations to help other children suffering from cancer. Zach Sobiech inevitably touched the heart and spirit of millions, and spread joy wherever he went. Zach left a lasting legacy, whose life ended just as he lived. Embraced by the love of his family, friends, grace and music. Rest In Peace Zach Sobiech.