COMING CLEAN: Inspirational Stories: Zach’s Message

A young man leaves behind a legacy to embrace and savor life. Watch this video with a box of tissues.

At the age of 14, Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Sadly, on Monday, this Minnesota teen passed away. He had just turned 18 on May 3.

I didn’t know Zach personally, but watching this video and hearing his story really touched my heart. His message was so pure and knowing: “You don’t have to find out that you’re dying to start living.”

The video, too, produced by SoulPancake, is so beautifully done that I was compelled to share it with you. Please take a moment to watch it, and to send love and prayers to Zach’s family and friends in their time of grieving.

If you are interested in contributing to cancer research in honor of Zach’s memory, you can do so here.


Thanks to for sharing this video yesterday. Zach’s lovely song, “Clouds,” has had 4.1 million views since it was published on YouTube on Dec. 5, 2012.

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