Cancer-Stricken Teen With Months To Live Records Song To Say Goodbye To Friends And Family

Cancer-Stricken Teen With Months To Live Records Song To Say Goodbye To Friends And Family
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A cancer-stricken teen who has been told he only has months to live has recorded a song in order to say goodbye to his friends and family, and the bittersweet track is beautiful and heartbreaking.

Seventeen-year-old Zach Sobiech of Lakeland, Minnesota wrote the song, entitled “Clouds,” and posted a video of the studio recording on YouTube.

In less than two weeks, the video has amassed more than 600,000 views.

The cancer-stricken teen eloquently addressed his situation and the inevitable.

“And we’ll go up, up, up, but I’ll fly a little higher.  We’ll go up in the clouds, because the view is a littler nicer.  Up here, my dear.  It won’t be long now; it won’t be long now.”

Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that develops in children, in 2009 when he was 14 years old.

The cancer affects just 400 people under the age of 20 each year.

Sobiech has gone through dozens of operations and months of chemotherapy, but now there are no more effective treatments available for him.

His family has established a fund in his name – the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund - to help raise money for his rare disease. 

The fund awards donors of $20 or more with a copy of Zach’s album, which features his song, “Clouds.”

James Gilbert | Elite.

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