5,000 People Gathered At The Mall Of America To Sing A Song Written By A Teen Who Died Of Cancer

A Minnesota radio station did something truly special.

1. A group of 5,000 people gathered at The Mall Of America on Friday.

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2. They came together to perform a song called “Clouds,” it was written by Zach Sobiech.

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3. Zach was a 17-year-old from Minnesota who was diagnosed with a terminal form of bone cancer at 14. As he ran out of any possible treatments to battle the cancer, he wrote “Clouds” as a goodbye for friends and family.

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4. So on Friday, Minnesota decided to say goodbye to Zach.

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5. Organized by local radio station KS95, people touched by Zach’s story gathered just south of Minneapolis and filled up the Mall Of America.

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6. Zach passed away in May, and since then his song has reached over 8 million views on YouTube and hit number one on iTunes.

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7. Originally, the radio station put out a call for 1,000 choir members, but that number swelled by nearly fivefold.

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8. From the looks of it, Zach’s parents seemed pretty happy about being able to give their son a proper send-off.

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