Zach Sobiech, The Teenager With Cancer Who Inspired Millions, Has Passed Away (Video)

Zach Sobiech, The Teenager With Cancer Who Inspired Millions, Has Passed Away (Video)
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Zach Sobiech, the teenager whose story has touched and affected millions, has passed away at the tender age of 18.

Known most famously for his viral YouTube hit song, “Clouds,” Zach suffered from a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

He was originally diagnosed when he was 14, but it was later revealed that he had tumors in both of his lungs and was given 4 to 6 months to live.

Because of this, he wrote songs as a way to say goodbye to friends and family, as well as to spread positivity despite his bleak diagnosis.

When his song “Clouds” went viral, he was able to sign with Broadcast Music Inc., fulfilling his dream of being a signed musician.

His final days were compiled in the documentary by Rainn Wilson, “My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech.”

Zach has inspired people everywhere to live life to the fullest regardless of knowing what the future holds, as he has been a shining example of it.

In his honor, Zach’s family started the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund to help fund research for his rare form of cancer.

Thank you Zach for inspiring us all. We will try to live by your advice as much as possible, and we will always hold you in our memory.

Check out the documentary about Zach below!

Via Upworthy 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Robert Gordon

Hailing from Queens, New York, Robert Gordon can be found running the World News section of Elite Daily or roaming NYC on photographic expeditions. A diehard sports fan who’s had his heart constantly broken by the Knicks and Mets, Robert can be seen donning orange and blue attire all throughout the city. Under the moniker Robbie Fingers, he creates visuals from music videos, to short films with his partner, ManuallFocus.

More In World

World John Haltiwanger

Slavery Still Exists In The US, You Just Can’t See It

Prior to the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, slavery was a very common and accepted aspect of American society. Indeed, slavery was practiced unabashedly for hundreds of years. During this period, it would not have been uncommon to encounter slaves working openly on farms and plantations in many parts of the […]

World Sean Levinson

Scientists May Have Found A Way To Cure Hearing Loss

A cure for hearing loss may have been found by researchers who were able to completely restore the sense in partially deaf mice. Hearing loss emerges when the connection between the ear’s hair cells and nerve cells becomes damaged due to aging or noise exposure. Scientists from the University of Michigan led by Dr. Gabriel […]

World Emily Arata

Fox News Host Says Young Women Should Stay On Tinder Instead Of Voting

While most of the political world encourages Millennials to vote, Fox News would like to “excuse” young women from voting. During Tuesday’s episode of “The Five,” analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle said younger women shouldn’t have to vote because they’re too busy spending time on Tinder and being “healthy and hot.” In case you were wondering, that’s […]

World Emily Arata

Face-ism: How Much You Trust Someone Is Based Simply On Looks

Race and personality aren’t the only factors affecting your impression of someone. The face is important, too. Dr. Christopher Olivola and his research team asked people to give their thoughts about variations of the same face, after changing its bone structure and features. He found people are most often drawn to faces with feminine features and […]

Also On Elite

World

Vegetarian Men Have Significantly Lower Sperm Counts Than Meat Eaters

Refusing to eat meat can increase the likelihood of a long, disease-free life, but it can also cripple the chances of having children in the process, a new study has found. Loma Linda, CA, is home to a large group of Seventh-day Adventist Christians, the Telegraph reports, who believe eating meat is sinful. The Christians’ […]

World

Man Slashes Woman’s Throat After She Refuses To Talk To Him

A 26-year-old woman from Queens, NY, was attacked last Wednesday after she ignored conversational advances from a man in the lobby of her apartment building. The woman walked through the lobby of her 171st Street building around 5 am, when police say a man tried to start a conversation. When she walked away, refusing to […]

World

You’ll Never Have As Much Fun As A Toddler And Dolphin Playing Catch (Video)

We all know that SeaWorld is (thankfully) on the fast track to becoming extinct, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the occasional video of a dolphin in a pool, right? Because this dolphin playing catch with a little boy seems perfectly happy to me — although, yes, it would be infinitely better if the animal had […]