Skip to comments.‘Zaching’ continues to inspire, while founder in hospice care
Posted on 01/28/2014 7:24:20 AM PST by Welchie25
It was one photo, somewhat grainy, of a teenager in a hospital bed, his cotton gown open at the chest, arms raised and fists clenched in a strongman pose.
His expression is pure determination.
It was January 2012 when Zachary Lederers father took that photo of him. Zach had just come out of surgery to resect a brain tumor and hoped to encourage concerned friends and family. It was posted online and shared. Someone added, in reference to quarterback Tim Tebows widely mimicked genuflecting pose, Tebowing is out, Zaching is in.
Then it went viral.
In the weeks and months that followed, thousands of people some who knew Lederer, some who didnt posted photos of themselves in the same pose, showing their support for Lederer or their own indomitable spirit in the face of disease.
Now, two years later, Zaching is an icon for the fight against cancer a fight that, for 20-year-old Lederer, may be nearing its end.
He is at home on hospice care. Zachs mother, Chris, is an accountant at their parish, Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City.
His grandmother, Howard County Del. Elizabeth Bobo in the Maryland General Assembly, told the Catholic Review Jan. 17 that he was resting peacefully at home, but would not expound on his condition on record.
Theres a lot of beauty to it. Hes setting the tone and the whole family is following his tone, she said.
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Prayers up for Zach and family.