OneRepublic’s “I Lived” Video Documents A Teen’s Battle With Cystic Fibrosis: Watch The Inspiring Video

Mike Wass | September 25, 2014 2:08 pm

What is with pop artists releasing thoughtful, inspiring and moving videos today (September 25)? It’s so unexpected and so very welcome. Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles started the mini-trend with a mash of “True Colors” and “Brave”. Their video aims to raise cash for the fight against pediatric cancer, while OneRepublic‘s heartstring-pulling “I Lived” visual shines a light on cystic fibrosis.

Ryan Tedder and friends continue to release great singles from their enduring Native LP. The sixth cut is soaring pop/rock anthem “I Lived” (think of it as the uptempo alternative to Beyonce‘s “I Was Here”) and it gets an emotional video documenting the life of Bryan Warnecke — a teen with cystic fibrosis. It sounds heavy-going, and to a certain extent it is, but it’s even more uplifting. Watch above.

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