September 25, 2014
Bryan Warnecke, who has cystic fibrosis, is featured in a new music video from the American pop band OneRepublic. Their new hit song, “I Lived,” focuses on living life to the fullest.
The American pop band OneRepublic, known for chart-topping hits such as “Apologize” and “Counting Stars” joined the search for a cure today with the release of the music video for their hit song, “I Lived.”
The video features 15-year-old Bryan Warnecke of Colorado, who has cystic fibrosis. Despite his rigorous treatment regimen, which includes 40-50 pills and twice per day breathing treatments, Bryan is a double black diamond skier, avid skateboarder, long distance cyclist and one of the best hockey goalies in the state.
Drawing from the words in the song, Bryan says, “I believe in living every second to its fullest, taking the jump without fear of the fall and taking the pain while giving it my all.” He adds, “My dream is to become the first person with CF to compete in the Olympics as the goalie for the USA hockey team. The CF Foundation and OneRepublic are helping to keep that dream alive.”
“We are thrilled that OneRepublic has chosen to feature Bryan and support the 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis through this inspiring song,” said C. Richard Mattingly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the CF Foundation. “The funds and awareness it raises will help us achieve our mission to find a cure for all people with the disease.”