"Right now ... right now I feel really grateful," she continues. "That is the core of what I feel. I still get up in the morning and look forward to the day."
And maybe, she says, that is the lesson here: that no matter where you are in life, look at what you have and be grateful. It's the kind of thing you hear all the time. Putting it into action takes some work sometimes. But there are always things in life to be grateful for, no matter where you are.
Being grateful is the doorway to all sorts of other good things, says Laura.
"That's what Zach's always been really good at: recognizing what is good and being grateful for it. It's the first thing he seeks out, his starting point. He taught all of us how it's done."
Taylor Engel, one of the YouTube commenters on Zach's video, writes: "Well, you got a 6', 220 pound man sobbing his face off here. Prayers and thoughts with you, Zach...I hope someday I can be half the man you've become."
I swallow a sob. Me too, I think as I watch the video.
At that moment, Zach sings: "And maybe someday I'll see you again. We'll float up in the clouds and we'll never see the end ..."