Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Zach Is An Inspiration


Everyone knows that I'm a big, macho guy, but every once in a while, a story comes along that makes me puddle up on the floor like jello.

You've all seen this kid on the news for the past few days, havent you?

In case you haven't, this is Zach Sobiech.  He's a 17 year old kid who has been battling a rare form of bone cancer since he was 14.  Last Fall, the doctor's told him he was terminal, and only had months left.

This brave, talented young kid decided to use his talent for music and write a song to say goodbye to his friends and family.  He uploaded the song "Clouds" to Youtube, where it went viral.

Now, with literally weeks left, a boatload of stars got together and created a tribute video where they lip-sync Zach's song and thank him for the tune.

It's impossible to not get all veklempt listening to this, but aside from the emotional aspect of the story, the song is just GOOD.  It's catchy, and i found myself humming it all weekend.  I ended up buying the song since the proceeds are going to his family and the cancer research fund that they set up.

I feel for this poor kid, and i can't stop thinking of what an awesome dude he is to have completed such an undertaking while dealing with the shitty hand he has been dealt. Fuck, i rock myself back and forth on the floor in the fetal position if my DVR cuts off the last minute of Game of Thrones.

Anyway, Here's to you, Zach.  May your road ahead give you the peace and serenity that you deserve.

18 comments:

Chantel said...

My goodness, my heart aches so...what beauty exists within us, hmmm? I believe I will hug my boys a bit longer tonight....sometimes we just need to be reminded that the miracle is now.

That heaven is just having now.

Thanks handsome.

Slyde said...

yeah, mini-me got a boatload of extra hugs this weekend, too...

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Yvonne said...

You know, I was feeling sorry for myself because of things going on in my life, but after reading you post and watching this video, I am again reminded that someone else out there there, always has it worse than me. Thanks for sharing! :)

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B.E. Earl said...

Yeah...I'm not watching that.

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Annabelle Archer said...

fuck you dude, im crying

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Chantel said...

Dude.....block "anonymous" comments. lol

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Chris H said...

Awwww that is just so sad. Poor kid. Lovely song he is leaving ... it will be special for his family to remember him by.

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Awwww.... tragic

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