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Behind the Clouds: The Life & Music of Zach Sobiech

Behind the Clouds: The Life & Music of Zach Sobiech

Kate Bendell
Updated: October 05, 2020 11:51 AM
Created: October 01, 2020 01:06 PM

It was a story that captured the hearts of Minnesotans and then quickly spread worldwide.  Minnesota teenager Zach Sobiech wrote the song “Clouds” in 2012 after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma,  a bone cancer which often affects children. “Clouds” was played for the first time on Hubbard radio station KS95.   The song and music video quickly went viral, racking up over 2 million hits in less than a month.   Zach passed away a few months after recording the song, but the week he died his song was pushed to the #1 download on iTunes.  To date, proceeds from his song and his mother’s book have raised over $2 million dollars for cancer research.  Zach was a notable figure in the community who touched many lives in his short time here.  
 
Now, a new original movie streaming on Disney+ is based on Zach’s life.   KSTP has produced a special prior to the premiere of the movie.   This special will document how a tragic story generated such a positive aftermath, which our community needs right now.  We want to continue to honor Zach by showcasing the progress that has been made in the fight against childhood cancer over the last eight years.  We will be talking to Zach’s parents, friends, people from Hubbard radio who made the “Clouds” video possible, local families who have been impacted by the research Zach’s family continues to fund and local musicians influenced by Zach.  Join us Wednesday, October 14th at 7 p.m. on KSTP for this very special show.

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