OneRepublic’s new video for Native’s sixth single “I Lived” is a touching tribute to one teenage fan, Bryan Warnecke, and his struggles success living with cystic fibrosis.
In the clip we see Warnecke making the most of his life — bicycling, skateboarding and playing hockey — intercut with footage of his youth, as he explains what it’s like living with the hereditary disease. Meanwhile, Ryan Tedder sings along with performance footage.
“It feels like I’m breathing through a straw,” says Warnecke, whose life expectancy is 36, according to the video. “Whenever I try to breath hard it hurts. I want to make the most out of my life and have as much fun as I possibly can and my biggest fear is not being able to do that.”