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, Disney+ is releasing “Clouds”, a movie based on Zach’s life. And we’re putting together a special show in honor of his memory. We will continue to honor Zach by showcasing the progress that has been made in the fight against childhood cancer over the last eight years. And we’ll talk to Zach’s parents, friends and people from Hubbard Radio who made the “Clouds” video possible.
“Behind the Clouds: The Life and Music of Zach Sobiech” will premiere on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 PM on 5 Eyewitness News.