FLY A LITTLE HIGHER: The story of Zach Sobiech - KMSP-TV

FLY A LITTLE HIGHER: The story of Zach Sobiech

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Zach Sobiech of Stillwater, Minn. died of cancer at just 18 years old, one year ago this month.

His song Clouds received worldwide attention, hitting No. 1 on iTunes, and the video has more than 10 million views on YouTube.

His story and his music continue to touch people around the world.

As he was about to start his senior year of high school, Zach found out he would have just months to live. He chose to live -- to be a teenager and follow his dreams.

His mom, Laura, suggested he write letters, instead he wrote his thoughts in songs. Now, she has written a book about the family’s journey called Fly a Little Higher.

Laura Sobiech will be signing books at the Mall of America Rotunda at 1 p.m. this Sunday, May 4. Zach's former bandmate, Sammy Brown, will also perform Clouds.

Proceeds from Zach's music and the book go toward the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund.

CREATING CLOUDS: Band members reflect on Zach Sobiech's song

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