[VIDEOS] Courageous Cancer Patient Zach Sobiech Dies But Leaves Us With Powerful Life Lessons

20130521-120416.jpgZach, back row on the right, with his family

Words cannot express the uplifting and inspirational basis behind this story.

Zach Sobiech was 17-years-old when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Given just a few months to live, Zach bravely chose life over death, embracing all that the world has to offer.

His story is incredibly inspiring and unlike any I have ever heard. It follows Zach’s journey during his final days.

At the end of the video featured below, you will be left with a feeling of empowerment and determination to live life to the fullest. This was Zach’s gift to us.

During his final months, Zach wrote a song, “Clouds”, which has since been embraced by numerous celebrities, garnering millions of hits.

For American Idol fans, you will see a familiar face at the 2:52 mark in the top left hand corner – Season 7 winner, Phillip Phillips. Very sweet.

And the powerful words of gratitude spoken at the end is none other than Jason Mraz. Beautiful.

There are two videos accompanying this article: the first is a 22-minute documentary on Zach’s final days, produced by Justin Baldoni. The second, is a video of Zach’s song, “Clouds”.

Take a breather from your day and watch both – your life will be forever changed for the better.

R.I.P. Zach and our sincerest condolences and prayers are sent to his family and his girlfriend.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

One Response to “[VIDEOS] Courageous Cancer Patient Zach Sobiech Dies But Leaves Us With Powerful Life Lessons”

  1. With Tears rolling down my cheeks…What a Beautiful Young Man!


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