As I said a few days ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about cancer. Today, this video was brought to my attention.
Zach died yesterday of osteosarcoma, and his story reminded me so much of The Fault in Our Stars and the character Gus’s story. Then again, it’s easy to equate Zach to a character, because then it makes reality easier to swallow. Zach isn’t a character: he’s real, and he died, but not before living an incredible life.
It’s really simple, actually. It’s just…try and make people happy. Maybe you have to learn it with time, maybe you have to learn it the hard way, but as long as you learn it, you’re going to make the world a better place.
Death is just another thing on the agenda, kind of. Yeah, it’s scary, but the only reason it’s scary is cause you don’t know what’s next, or if there is a next. So, it’s kind of like sitting in the dark. So you can either choose to be freaking out in the dark, and thinking, “Okay, what’s out there?”or you can just relax and just fall asleep. And just be happy and content with everything.
I want to be remembered as a kid who went down fighting. And didn’t really lose.