A musician on a mission is powerful especially when he's endured a three year fight for his life. For 17 year old Zach Sobiech of Lakeland, Minnesota, his terminal illness with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, transformed into a mesmerizing light despite the darkness of being stricken with a disease certain to end his short life. During May of 2012, after battling this horrific disease with chemotherapy and several operations, Sobiech was informed by his doctors that he had only a few short months left to live his life because his cancer was more powerful than any viable treatments available. Rather than quietly succumb, Sobiech recorded the song "Clouds" as means of letting go to his earthly ties and accepting the next phase of his existence. The result is his powerfully moving song offered to his family and friends as they "Go up up up," and he faces the inevitable flight beyond those he loves with "It won't be long now."
So far, Sobiech's song has gone viral on YouTube and is certain to earn the one million views his nearest and dearest have targeted before his journey here on earth draws to a close. With such a tremendous amount of support already - having earned almost 500,000 views since its December 5, 2012 upload - Sobiech's plight is one which can cloud even the most stoic of eyes. Those interested in donating to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund can help advance cancer research and perhaps assist others whose condition is not nearly as delicate as Sobiech's. Those who graciously offer their support with donations of $20 or more will receive Sobiech's album, complete with the studio and acoustic versions of "Clouds" as well as other songs he has created. As of today, December 17, 2012, the fund has already earned $23,884.35 through 607 gifts.
To offer a donation to the Zach Sobiech Osterosarcoma Fund, please go here.