Today is the 6th anniversary of Zach Sobiech’s death.
As a resident of MN, there are things that are done to honor his memory and legacy.
As I’ve said in different blogs about Zach Sobiech, I was originally made aware of him, not because I’m local, but because of a People.com article about his death, exactly 6 years ago.
The ONLY thing that I have in common with him, is that we spent time in the same medical facility, at the same time, in different medical wards, for different medical conditions, hence why I’m suited better to the activism I normally do.
Hearing about him though and learning more about his life and who he was, impacted me greatly, for the better;
It made me pay more attention to people who achieve great things, with positivity in the face of great adversity.
It made me want to be a better medical activist so that kids (or anyone for the matter) has better treatment options that are less invasive, in the face devastating medical diseases such Osteosarcoma and other cancers and/or other deadly diseases.
I mean this in the best possible way, I wish that I would’ve never heard of Zach Sobiech, the way most of us did, even though we learned in absolute tragic outcomes, good could from it.
But, I and most of us didn’t hear about him except through media.
So, I still will write about him to honor his legacy and what he achieved in such a short but well lived life, that he should’ve had much longer to live.
I will still think about him, especially in my case, where I live so close to U.S. Bank Stadium, where my 26 1/2 year old son Zach was able to witness the “Minneapolis Miracle” at the stadium and watch Superbowl 52 which took place there in Minneapolis in 2018, almost 5 years after Zach Sobiech’s death.
And I will still donate money every year, it’s not a lot, at this time of the year, until there’s a cure for Osteosarcoma.
And I hope if you can afford it, you will too.