What would you do if you only had a few months to live?
For Zach Sobiech, the answer was music. Zach is 17 years old, and was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, osteosarcoma, in 2009. He underwent treatment but found out three years later that his cancer had spread. His doctors have told him that he only has a few months left. Instead of letting his diagnosis defeat him, Zach has embraced living life to the fullest. He wrote a beautiful song entitled “Clouds” and it has since gone viral on YouTube. It currently has more than 2.5 millions views. In case you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you check it out here. (You’ll probably need a few tissues)
But that’s not the end of the story or the song. Rainn Wilson, aka Dwight Schrute from The Office, decided that he wanted to honor Zach and his invincible spirit by creating a tribute version of “Clouds.” He asked all of his friends, and the friends and family of Zach, to help and the response was magnificent. Watch Rainn Wilson and friends sing Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” below. (you will DEFINITELY need the tissues now)
Here is a rundown of the singers: Rainn Wilson, Brian Cranston, Sarah Silverman, Ashley Tisdale, Colbie Caillat, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Andy Grammer, Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, Jenna Elfman, Jack McBrayer, Lumineers, Jason Derulo, The Mowgli’s, Rachel Bilson, Kina Grannis, Passenger, Creed Bratton, Tyler Hilton, Mark Duplass, Josh Gad, Jason Wade, Paul McDonald, Ed Helms, Phillip Phillips, Justin Young and Alyssa Shouse.
“Thank you, Zach. You’ve written a great song, dude. It’s a real pleasure to sing it, and sing it with you. Thank you.” – Jason Mraz
You can support The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund to help fund groundgreaking research in honor of Zach by visiting www.childrenscancer.org/zach