You may have seen Zach Sobiech's story floating around Facebook, one share to the other, flourishing inspiration beneath the tender drops of so many tears. And if you haven't, you need to.
That is not hyperbole or what passes for emotions on the Internet—that is good, old-fashioned sentiment, grown from equal parts hope and melancholy. Zach's story is wonderful and painful, and while the video runs longer than the short bits we have grown accustomed to, it is worthy of your time.
Zach deserves your time.
Trust me, you will come out ahead on this one. I'm turning off my words now, and I urge you to watch:
Thank you, Zach.
There is a lot of beauty in this world, if even for a moment, and it is up to us to keep it here for as long as we possibly can. And then maybe even longer.
If you would like to help other children like Zach you may do so at the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund website. Donations go to the Children's Caner Research Fund.
You can buy Zach's album on iTunes and proceeds will go to the research fund linked above.