Sunday, December 30, 2012

When faced with months to live, how do you say goodbye?

Zach Sobiech, of Lakeland, Minn., doesn’t go far without his guitar in tow. Facing months to live, Zach is turning to music - writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family.

Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009 at age 14. Osteosarcoma is a cancer of the bone, with just 400 cases diagnosed in children under age 20 per year in the U.S.

The music video Zach posted on YouTube just this past December 5 has over 1.4 million views. You can read more about Zach and his story and make a donation on the Children's Cancer Research Fund website. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this great post. It strikes a real chord with me as I visited a very good friend the other day who is dying. He is very open about it and, as a lover of nature, we talked a lot about flowers that have special meaning for him. He loved the daffodils I brought and said with a smile that he was glad to see some from this year as he didn't think he would get to see the crop bloom in his own garden. Somehow, it seems that people find their own way to say goodbye and I think they draw on aspects of life that have had most meaning for them as a medium.