In 2009 Laura Sobiech was living a very average life. She was married to her husband, Rob, for 20 years, had four children and was working two part-time jobs and volunteering as a firefighter/EMT at her local fire department.
Then, on a gloomy day in November 2009, everything changed. Her fourteen-year-old son, Zach, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of pediatric bone cancer. As Zach battled cancer, Laura blogged about it on their Caring Bridge website.
In May 2012 Zach learned he had only a year to live and, as a way to say "goodbye" to his family and friends, he wrote a beautiful song called "Clouds." The song touched not only family and friends, but through the help of a team of people who believed in Zach's music and message, it reached millions of people across the globe.
In May 2013 a documentary called My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech was released on the Soul Pancake YouTube channel. The video went viral and reached over 12.3 million people within months of it's release. And the numbers continue to grow.
The week of Zach's death, on May 20, 2013, his song reached #1 on iTunes and made it's way up Billboard's Top 100 chart, debuting at #26, and topping the Rock Digital Downloads at #1.
Laura's memoir, FLY A LITTLE HIGHER, How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way, is about her family's amazing, joyful and heartbreaking journey with Zach through cancer and his incredible last year of life.
Learn more about Laura, Zach and the book at flyalittlehigher.com. #flyhigher