Local

Zach Sobiech Named Among CNN’s ‘Extraordinary People Of 2013′

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Here's How To Keep Your Family Healthy This Flu Season
  2. 4 Things To Know For Oct. 21, 2014
  3. The Lowdown: 'Breaking Bad' Dolls Enrage Parents
  4. Free Financial Advice This Weekend In St. Paul
  5. MN Family Wants Down Syndrome Diagnoses To Change

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If Zach Sobiech’s song, “Clouds,” touched your heart, you’re not alone.

CNN has named the Stillwater High School teen one of their “Extraordinary People” of 2013.

The event is being hosted by Anderson Cooper and will air Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Sobiech died from a rare form of cancer in May.

“Clouds” has gotten more than nine million hits on YouTube and reached the No. 1 spot on the iTunes singles chart.

Proceeds from its download on iTunes are going to the University’s Cancer Research fund. It will go towards a prevention and cure of the cancer Sobiech was diagnosed with, osteosarcoma.

In September, Sobiech’s family gave the University of Minnesota a check for $568,000 on behalf of their son.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,903 other followers