Saturday, 10 August 2013

Carpe Diem.

So many people have this horrible tendency of letting life pass them by and not making the most of the talent and time they have - morbid thought there, I know. But its true, so many people coast along through life expecting all the opportunities to fall from the sky into their lap and to have an amazing life...
That's not how it works.
I was surfing the internet a few weeks back (not something I normally do, but it was during exams and I was procrastinating) and I came across Zach Sobiech's Story.
Aged 14, Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma  (a rare bone cancer more often found in children than adults) in his hipbone but he decided to not let this stop him achieving his dreams. Zach began writing song lyrics shortly after his diagnosis and decided that although his condition was serious (The survival rates range from 15 - 30%) he wanted to release a song so that the world could hear his music. In May 2012, Zach was told by doctors that he had less than a year to live and it became obvious that he was not going to beat this condition, he wrote songs that he told his family and girlfriend would be there to comfort them when he was gone. In December 2012, Zach created and released a video that showed his battle with the cancer.
 Zach had such a positive outlook on life and remained positive and filled his time creating memories with those whom he loved. He was know for always lifting the spirits of those around him and always smiling.
Zach died on the 20th of May 2013 aged 18.
Zach knew he didn't have all the time in the world to get married, have children and live a full life with his girlfriend. He was grateful for every day he had. So many people out there assume that life will just carry on for them and that they will get to celebrate all this milestones. But what if you can't? Sit up. Make a difference. Seize the day.

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