Posted by Carly Lanning
Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, when he was 14 years old, after months of intense hip pain revealed a tumor was discovered growing on his bone. In the past three years of treatment, Zach has undergone every available treatment from hip replacement surgery and months of physical therapy to numerous cycles of chemotherapy. This past year, doctors recently found growths on Zach’s pelvis and lungs and, running out of treatment options, have given Zach a couple more months to live.
Turning to YouTube to share his goodbyes to loved ones in December, Zach’s song “Clouds” has since gone viral with over two million views. In an interview with Fuse, Zach said: “‘Clouds’ originally started for my girlfriend Amy. During the writing process I thought about it and I wanted to make it less romantic because I realized that there were so many people in my life that meant so much to me. It started out with Amy, then it encompassed everyone that I love and care about.”
“Clouds” has not only put Zach on the radar for his musical talent but also for his perseverance and optimistic attitude. Determined to inspire others with his music, Zach has taken all the money earned from his songs and created The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund to raise funds for research into the rare form of cancer.
Just this week, Zach signed with Broadcast Music Inc. in New York City, and on February 16th will be releasing his album “Fix Me Up” at benefit concert “Up, Up, Up. A Concert for Zach” at Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis.