Zach’s Story Continues


Zach Sobiech, an 18-year-old from Stillwater, Minnesota, was never far from his friends, and his guitar. Upon his diagnosis of terminal cancer in May 2012, Zach turned to music in a big way writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye, at first to his friends and family, and then to the world. Millions who heard Zach’s hit song “Clouds” were inspired by his heartfelt lyrics and irresistible positivity in the face of adversity.

Zach bravely battled osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, with which he was diagnosed at age 14. As the disease progressed, doctors had no more effective treatment options to offer him there was no cure.

In fact, treatments for osteosarcoma haven’t improved since the 1980s. Kids today receive harsh, outdated treatments that often fail to rid them of this aggressive cancer.

But Zach’s legacy is changing that.

Before Zach passed away, he and his family started the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund to support researchers looking for better treatments and cures for the disease that was slowly taking Zach’s life. In the six years since starting the fund, the world of osteosarcoma research has changed dramatically.




Zach knew that today’s treatments weren’t enough, and he wanted to leave a legacy that could help other kids like him. With every day and every dollar, we get closer to realizing Zach’s dream that no child will ever lose their life to osteosarcoma.

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