Minnesota teen with terminal cancer makes music to say goodbye

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Lakeland teenager Zach Sobiech is saying goodbye to loved ones through his songs and music videos, the Pioneer Press reported.

Sobiech, 17, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma -- an extremely rare form of cancer -- in the fall of 2009. After three years of intense chemotherapy and surgeries, the treatments have become ineffective.

While Sobiech's mother suggested her son write letters to say goodbye, the Stillwater High School senior decided to write and record songs of farewell for family members and his girlfriend instead.

Sobiech's story has also drawn national attention from the likes of music industry publication Billboard, which featured the teen's video for his song "Clouds" on its website; as well as the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

The teen is also using the "Clouds" video to raises awareness of osteosarcoma.

A fundraising page has been set up on Sobiech's behalf by the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

See Sobiech's "Clouds" video below.

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