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My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech

Life is really just beautiful moments, one right after the other.

Zach Sobiech’s story is one the most inspiring, tragic, heartwarming and heartbreaking things I’ve seen in a long time.

Zach was a 17 year old diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. When it spread to his lungs and pelvis, he was given just months to live. And wow, did he live. What an amazing person and a beautiful family.

Zach passed away on May 20, 2013.

I want to be remembered as a kid who went down fighting… and didn’t really lose.

Here’s Zach’s music video for Clouds, and the beautiful celebrity version that the documentary producers created for him.

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