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Boehm, Kristin (20 May 2013). "Zach Sobiech Dies at 18, Teen with Cancer Who Sang Viral Hit "Clouds"". People. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
^ SoulPancake My Last Days series - Episode on Zach Sobiech on YouTube Divine, Mary. "5,000 sing Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' in his memory at Mall of America". TwinCities.com. Pioneer Press. Retrieved 23 Janu^ New book will tell the story of Zach Sobiech, who wrote the song "Clouds" (Source:ary 2014. (Source:McNary, Dave (February 1, 2016). "Warner Bros. Developing Zach Sobiech 'Fly a Little Higher' Movie". Variety. (Source:Baldoni, Justin [@justinbaldoni] (October 19, 2019). "Day 1. ðŸ˜ I have felt Zach guiding this film from the beginning. But I've felt him stronger this week then ever before" – via I^ Ultratop.be/fr/ Zach Sobiech discography (Source:^ Lescharts.com Zach Sobiech discography (Source:The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund at Children's Cancer Research Fund (Source:The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund at Children's Cancer Research Fund (SourIn October 2020, Disney+ released the movie “Clouds,” an inspiring film about teenage songwriter Zach Sobiech who rose to fame before passing away from osteosarcoma, a deadly bone cancer, in 2013. The movie, directed by Justin Baldoni, chronicles Zach’s senior year of high school and the last year of his life. When the movie begins, Zach (played by Fin Argus) has already been fighting cancer for several years, and he’s recently found out his cancer is terminal. So he sets out to write several songs as a way to say goodbye to his family and friends. (Source:The real Zach Sobiech was a teenager and singer/songwriter from Stillwater, Minnesota. “Clouds” is based on the book “Clouds: A Memoir” written by Zach’s mom, Laura Sobiech. Laura wrote the book in just 12 weeks, shortly after Zach passed away on May 20, 2013. (Source:ce:nstagram. (Source:“Writing a book sounded so intimidating, but I decided to follow Zach’s lead and say yes to opportunities that came my way," Laura said. "That’s what he always did in the last year of his life – say yes to things – even when itZach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was just 14 years old. A few years later, doctors told him his cancer was terminal. That’s when Zach, who learned to play guitar when he was little, decided to write a handful of songs to say goodbye to his friends and family. (Source:“Writing a book sounded so intimidating, but I decided to follow Zach’s lead and say yes to opportunities that came my way," Laura said. "That’s what he always did in the last year of his life – say yes to things – even when it was scary.” (Source:Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was just 14 years old. A few years later, doctors told him his cancer was terminal. That’s when Zach, who learned to play guitar when he was little, decided to write a handful of songs to say goodbye to his friends and family. (Source: was scary.” (Source:His most popular song, “Clouds,” went viral, first in his home state of Minnesota, then across the United States and around the world. “Clouds” and Zach’s story attracted the attention of Justin Baldoni, who was directing a documentary series called “My Last Days” about people who were living while dying. Justin became close to the Sobiechs while shooting the documentary, which inspired him to turn Zach’s story iHis most popular song, “Clouds,” went viral, first in his home state of Minnesota, then across the United States and around the world. “Clouds” and Zach’s story attracted the attention of Justin Baldoni, who was directing a documentary series called “My Last Days” about people who were living while dying. Justin became close to the Sobiechs while shooting the documentary, which inspired him to turn Zach’s story into a movie. (Source:Fin Argus, who plays Zach, used Zach's real crutches while filming "Clouds." (Source:nto a movie. (Source:Watch “My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech” here. Justin worked closely with Zach’s family while bringing Zach’s story to life, even having Fin Argus, the actor who plays Zach, wear Zach’s own clothes and use his real crutches whi“Clouds” continued to gain popularity during 2013, hitting #1 on iTunes the day of Zach’s funeral. (Source:For behind-the-scenes fun facts, read: Behind the scenes of the Zach Sobiech movie, “Clouds.” (Source:le shooting. (Source:Zach’s best friend Sammy Brown, played by Sabrina Carpenter, and girlfriend Amy Adamle, played by Madison Iseman, were two of Zach’s biggest supporters while he fought cancer during his senior year of high school. Sammy and Zach, friends since they were toddlers, had been making music together in a band called A Firm Handshake. One of their songs featured in the movie, called “Fix Me Up,” was Zach and SaAmy and Zach dated throughout their senior year of high school and even attended prom together shortly before Zach’s death in May 2013. Amy and Sammy both had the opportunity to meet Sabrina Carpenter and Madison Iseman, and were able to visit the “Clouds” set during shooting. (Source:mmy’s goodbye song to each other. (Source:Amy and Zach had been friends during high school, and started dating after Zach found out his cancer wFor more about Amy and Sammy, read our blog post: Zach Sobiech's friends and then-girlfriend talk "Clouds" movie (Source:Before Zach passed away, he and his family decided to create the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund to raise money for better treatments and cures for osteosarcoma. Proceeds from Zach’s music go towards his fund, which has raised millions for osteosarcoma research. Zach was inspired to give back in this way not only because of his own struggle with osteosarcoma, but because he watched other kids go through harsh cancer treatments alongside him. (Source:“I often think about a moment during Zach’s fight where he was sharing a hospital room with a young boy, who also had cancer,” Laura said. “He said to me, ‘Mom, if I had to die so that little boy could live, I would.’ Ever since, that’s been the goal of the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund – to use Zach’s story and legacy to fund research that will save the lives of kids with osteosarcoma.” (Source:In the seven years since Zach’s death, researchers funded by the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund have made 16 new genetic discoveries about osteosarcoma and opened a clinical trial for a new drug to treat the disease. (Source:In 2020, Children’s Cancer Research Fund collaborated with the Sobiech family to create Zach’s Movement with a goal of raising awareness and continuing Zach’s legacy to defeat osteosarcoma. Learn more about Zach’s Movement here. (Source:“Without the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, and Zach’s vision of developing a program focused on osteosarcoma, we would not have the core of researchers and scientists and dedicated effort that led literally in the last five years from an idea to a national clinical trial for patients with osteosarcoma,” said Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc, a clinician and cancer researcher at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Weigel was also Zach’s oncologist. (Source:Treatments for osteosarcoma, the cancer that took Zach too soon, haven’t improved in decades. Zach wanted his legacy to change that. 100% of all donations to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma fund go to research for better treatments for this deadly cancer. (Source:Treatments for osteosarcoma, the cancer that took Zach too soon, haven’t improved in decades. Zach wanted his legacy to change that. 100% of all donations to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund go to research for better treatments for this de+ June: Doctors found the cancer had spread to Zach’s pelvis and lungs. Zach and his family were told that he had between 6 months and a year to live. (Source:+ March: Zach’s family travels to Rome, Lourdes and Paris. Zach’s hip begins to hurt aga+ July: Zach did an interview for KS95 for Kids, which helped raise awareness for Children’s Cancer Research Fund. (Source:in. (Source:adly cancer. (Source:as terminal. (Source:+ December: Zach began protocol chemotherapy for osteosarcoma a+ February: Justin Baldoni and his company, Wayfarer Entertainment, spend a week with the Sobiech family to film a documentary called Mee+ May: Zach passes away from osteosarcoma, surrounded by his family and friends. Later that week, Zach’s fans pushed “Clouds” up to #1 on iTunes. (Source:t Zach Sobiech: My Last Days (Source:t University of Minnesota Masonic Children+ November: The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund is established at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. (Source:'s Hospital. (Source:+ September: Zach decided to write a series of songs to say goodbye to fri+ September 2015: Zach’s fund hits $1 million. (Source:ends and family, the + February: Researchers at the University of Minnesota, funded by Zach’s fund, identified a genetic biomarker and begin a study to target the gene that causes osteosarcoma to flourish. Read more here. (Source:+ May 2014: Zach’s mom Laura releases her book, “Fly a Little Higher,” detailing her family’s experience during Zach’s battle with osteosarcoma. (Source:most famous of which + June: The Sobiech’s meet with osteosarcoma researchers for the first time and present $500K raised through Zach’s music and donations to the Zach Sobiech Osteos+ Summer: Finn Argus, the actor who plays Zach in “Clouds” the movie, visits Zach’s family in Stillwater, MN. (Source:arcoma Fund. (Source:is “Clouds.” (Source:+ March: Research funded by Zach’s fund creates 15 new discoveries about the genetics of osteosarcoma and starts a national clinical trial. (Source:Tube (Source:en.wikipedia.org))"Zach Sobiech dies after his farewell song became a YouTube sensation". Christian Science Monitor. May 23, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2013