Josh Irby

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Monday Motivation: Zach Sobiech

If you had only a few months left to live, what would you do? Zach Sobiech, only 18 years old, decided to become a musical sensation and spread joy around the globe. As a goodbye to his family and friends, he wrote and recorded the song, Clouds, now seen by over 4 million people on youtube.


Zach’s medical problems began at 14 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After years of chemotherapy and various surgeries, the doctors told Zach that they could do no more. He probably wouldn’t make it to his 19th birthday.

They were right.

On Monday, May 20th, Zach passed away. But he left the powerful story of a young man living each day with courage and laughter.

This video documents the last months of his life. It is one of the most powerful, sad, and encouraging things I have seen in a while. I hope it inspires you to take each day as a gift from God, an opportunity to make a difference.


What would you do if you were in Zach’s place?

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