Zach Sobiech, 18, Left Heartwarming Message Before He Died With Help From "The Office" Cast (Video)

by
Owen Poindexter
Zach Sobiech found out he had terminal cancer at age 14. Osteosarcoma, to be specific, and he knew that within a few years, he would be dead. It's hard to say how one would react to that situation, but Zach reacted in the way we all hope we would.

Zach Sobiech found out he had terminal cancer at age 14. Osteosarcoma, to be specific, and he knew that within a few years, he would be dead. It's hard to say how one would react to that situation, but Zach reacted in the way we all hope we would. He embraces life like he doesn't have much of it left, writes beautiful songs and spends his final days with his family and his really sweet girlfriend.

A group called Soul Pancake made a short documentary about him. Be warned that it's hard to make it through without crying. If it was fiction, it would be tagged as an overdone tear-jerker, but he's a real guy, and yes, it's a very sentimental movie, but it's about an achingly sentimental time. Over 20 minutes, we meet Zach's family and girlfriend, and see them surprising each other and being happy. Darker aspects to Zach's ending life are alluded to, and there are lot of tears, mostly in the to-the-camera interviews, but the movie keeps it positive.

If you can't handle that, check out this music video for Zach's song "Clouds." It's a pretty little song, and someone managed to get a handful of celebrities, including many cast members from The Office to sing "Clouds" into a camera. Even that's a little hard to watch if you aren't ready for an emotional experience (the scene where they watch the video in the documentary is one of the giddiest), but it's a beautiful story, and Zach Sobiech seemed to get the most out of his short time here.

"I want to be remembered as a kid who went down fighting," says Zach, "and didn't really lose."

Zach Sobiech died at the age of 18 on May 3rd, 2013. From what I can tell, he died, but he didn't really lose.

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