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New OneRepublic Music Video Captures What It's Like to Live With a Life-Threatening Disease

This may be the most powerful music video we’ve seen all year.

To illustrate OneRepublic’s new single, “I Lived,” the band enlisted Bryan Warnecke, a 15-year-old from Castle Rock, Colorado, who has cystic fibrosis. The teen’s been in the news before for his hockey success and fundraising efforts. In the video, he shows us the ups and downs of living with CF.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that most commonly affects the lungs and digestive systems. The average lifespan of someone with the condition is about 37 years old, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

“I want to make the most out of my life and have as much fun as I possibly can,” Bryan says in the music video. “And my biggest fear is not being able to do that.”

Watch above, as Bryan gives an inside look at his life with cystic fibrosis. Powerful may actually be an understatement. 

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