Teen with cancer writes goodbye song

Zach Sobiech 
By: Debbi Gross 

(Scroll down for video and lyrics) Being diagnosed with cancer is enough to break anyone’s heart, but when a person is told that they have just a few months left to live that is outright devastating.

For most people it is hard to face the reality of death, but for Seventeen-year-old Zach Sobiech of Lakeland, Minnesota, it was different.

In 2009 doctors discovered he had a large tumor. Since then he had dozens of surgeries including a hip replacement, as well as months of chemotherapy. Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that develops in children. He was 14-years-old.

The cancer spread to his pelvis and lungs.After going through treatments and surgery doctors have told him and his family that there is nothing more they can do to cure him as there is no effective treatments for his form of cancer, and that he has only a few months to live. Sadly, each year this form of cancer affects approximately 400 people under the age of 20.

In order to cope with his situation, Sobiech, has turned to music and he wrote a song to say goodbye to his loved ones. The song has now been released. The new heartbreaking music video is called 'Clouds.’

“As Zach fights to live, he remains the same joyful soul he has always been. He still smiles as brightly as he did before cancer. It just means more now,” a family member said.

His family has established the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, to fund research for the cancer that is taking his life, in hopes that kids diagnosed tomorrow will have a better chance for a cure.