When faced with months to live, how do you say good-bye?
Zach Sobiech, 17, from Lakeland, Minn. is doing it the best way he knows how - through the songs he has written for his family and friends.
Diagnosed in 2009, Sobiech has battled a rare bone cancer called Osteosarcoma, which afflicts children. In May of this year, he was told that the cancer had spread and there are no more known effective treatment options available.
His farewell song, 'Clouds', inspired by his girlfriend and written for his family and friends, has struck a chord in hundreds of thousands across the world who have heard it. This heartfelt and gut-wrenching song will undoubtedly be played as a backdrop to many good-byes going forward. Sobiech's amazing attitude through his adversity is a true inspiration.
Through a partnership with KS95, a Twin Cities-based radio station, and Rock the Cause Records, Zach achieved one of his dreams of writing and recording this song in a studio with professional musicians.
Since December 2012 Rock the Cause has doneted $253,000 (over 90%) of net revenues derived from the sale of Zach Sobiech's music Children's Cancer Research Fund.
For more information please visit the Zach Sobiech Osteocarcoma Research Fund.
About Rock the Cause
Rock the Cause is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission to engage, educate and empower today's generation to get involved in their communities. We achieve this through releasing charitable music on our record label, live concert events, in school workshops, volunteer drives and new media.
Learn more by visiting http://irockthecause.org/
"Clouds" Recording Credits:
Clouds: Written by Zach Sobiech
Zach Sobiech: Guitar and Lead Vocals
Karl Demer: Producer/Mix Engineer - Atomic K Records & Productions
Merritt Benton: Tracking Engineer
John Lynn: Piano
Label: Rock the Cause Records 2012
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