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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.

Per the Sobiech Family net proceeds from the sale of Zach Sobiech's music benefit the Zach Sobiech Osteocarcoma Fund. Since December 2012 over $260,000 of net revenues derived from the sale of Zach Sobiech's music, as administrated by Rock the Cause a registered nonprofit, has been directed to the Zach Sobiech Osteocarcoma Fund. For more information please visit the Zach Sobiech Osteocarcoma Research Fund.  Or e-mail

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. 

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"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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