Stillwater High School’s Class of 2013 walked the stage at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown St. Paul to receive their diplomas Saturday night without one of its brightest stars. Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with a deadly form of bone cancer. Through his positive outlook, he tried to live life as normal as possible. Sadly, Zach died two weeks before graduation.
The song written by a Twin Cities teenager who died of cancer earlier this week has landed at the top of the iTunes charts posthumously. Zach Sobiech died at age 18 on Monday. He had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009 when he was just 13.
The Twin Cities teenager whose song he wrote after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer garnered national attention has died. Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009 when he was just 13.
Last summer doctors told Zach Sobiech, a senior at Stillwater High School, that he had just months to live.
Facing the death of a loved one is never easy, but one Twin Cities family is pulling together to get through it and raise awareness about a rare and deadly form of cancer.