Tis the season- joy all around, yet you feel blahs.. Just when you think YOU have problems..

  • USMCjock

    Posts: 89

    Dec 10, 2012 9:12 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDC97j6lfyc&feature=youtu.be

    Zach Sobiech, of Lakeland, Minnesota, doesn't go far without his guitar in tow. Facing months to live, 17-year-old Zach is turning to music - writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family.

    Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009. Since his diagnosis, Zach has endured several surgeries and months of chemo. In May, 2012, the cancer spread to his pelvis and lungs. There are no known effective treatments left. As Zach fights to live, he remains the same joyful soul he has always been. He still smiles as brightly as he did before cancer - it just means more now.

    To read Zach's story or to donate to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, visit ChildrensCancer.org/Zach. Read more about Zach on his personal blog: CaringBridge.org/visit/ZacharySobiech

    Special thank you to:
    Dan Seeman - VP/General Manager KS95
    Karl Demer - Atomic K Records and Production
    Merritt Benton - Tracking Engineer
    John Lynn - Piano
    Zach Miller - Drums
    Sean O'Hea - Bass
    Matt Vannelli - Guitar
    Mike Rominski - Video and Editing - Woolly Rhino Productions

    CLOUDS LYRICS

    Well I fell down, down, down
    Into this dark and lonely hole
    There was no one there to care about me anymore
    And I needed a way to climb and grab a hold of the edge
    You were sitting there holding a rope

    And we'll go up, up, up
    But I'll fly a little higher
    We'll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
    Up here my dear
    It won't be long now, it won't be long now

    When I get back on land
    Well I'll never get my chance
    Be ready to live and it'll be ripped right out of my hands
    Maybe someday we'll take a little ride
    We'll go up, up, up and everything will be just fine

    And we'll go up, up, up
    But I'll fly a little higher
    We'll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
    Up here my dear

    It won't be long now, it won't be long now
    If only I had a little bit more time
    If only I had a little bit more time with you

    We could go up, up, up
    And take that little ride
    And sit there holding hands
    And everything would be just right
    And maybe someday I'll see you again
    We'll float up in the clouds and we'll never see the end

    And we'll go up, up, up
    But I'll fly a little higher
    We'll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
    Up here my dear
    It won't be long now, it won't be long now
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    What a sad story. And gotta talk about real strength here. Thanks for this, it helps with... perspectives.
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    Dec 10, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    Cancer certainly has the ability to cause one to appreciate every single moment one is alive.. having survived Leukemia, which is never really "gone" per se, but in remission, it's easy to appreciate even and all of the smallest things in life..

    It's taught me to smile at any/everyone who makes eye contact. To say Thank you, please, You're welcome etc., The small stuff? It means NOTHING..

    It's true what they (the poets, writers, artists and philosophers) say, ya know..
    How much we Love is all that really counts... and speaking from experience? It brings the greatest joy. Nothing compares.

    THAT is exactly what Zach is doing...


    GREAT POST.
    Rocco