Today's Song of the Day is a special one, and one which I've never heard until this very morning. You see, the gentleman in the video below, whose name is Zach Sobiech, wrote and performed this song to talk about his heartrending story. You see, four years ago, the the age of 14, Zach was diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.
For four years, Zach battled the disease with surgeries and chemotherapy, but to no avail. In May of last year, he was told that the cancer had spread and he only had a few months to live. Zach Sobiech finally succumbed to that cancer on Monday, May 20th, 2013. He was only 18 years old.
In his very short life, Zach touched a lot of people, facing his cancer head on, and inspiring millions with his music. The video for this acoustically beautiful and soothing song, Clouds, went viral some time ago, reaching more than 4 million hits, and just this week, in the aftermath of his untimely death, Clouds hit the #1 spot on iTunes Singles Sales Chart. Way to go Zach!
So, rest in peace brother...I'm glad I had the opportunity to hear your story and spread it here through my own little world so that new people may hear it. You are an inspiration!
To read more on Zach Sobiech's life and death, check out these pieces on Huffington Post and Billboard.
You can purchase Clouds on iTunes right here...