Laura Sobiech tells the amazing story of how God used her son's battle with cancer to touch the lives of millions.
"Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something "big." I want someone's life to be changed forever."
This is what Laura Sobeich prayed when she found out her seventeen-year-old son had only one year to live. With this desperate prayer, she released her son to God's will.
At that point, Zach Sobiech was just another teenager battling cancer. When his mother told him to think about writing good-bye letters to family and friends, he decided instead to write songs. One of them, "Clouds," captured hearts and changed not one life but millions, making him an international sensation.
But Zach's story is not just about music. It's a testament to what can happen when you live as if each day might be your last. It's a story about the human spirit. It's about how God used a dying boy from a small town in Minnesota to touch the hearts of millions--including top executives in the music industry, major music artists, news anchors, talk show hosts, actors, priests and pastors, and school children across the globe.
Zach once said, "I want to be known as the kid who went down fighting, and didn't really lose." Fly a Little Higher is about how God used Zach to do something "big."
Once in a blue moon, you meet someone who changes you. Though I never met Zach Sobiech, his grace in the face of a devastating prognosis was a beautiful thing to witness. The fact that his mother, Laura, and entire family were able to accompany him on his journey with such strength and courage (not to mention love and laughter) is a powerful lesson, not about dying, but about living.
Zach was a special spirit on earth. And though he was taken, all too soon, from . . . all those who loved him, he touched many people throughout the world with his talent and smile.
—Bryan Cranston, award-winning actor
Zach is an example of how one can choose to live one's life powerfully. His life and music will live on, sharing a beautiful message.
—Jason Mraz, Grammy-winning artist