Saturday, September 27, 2014

One Republic - I Lived

By: Gaby Paredes

This is a music video, but it also is a video about this kid that has Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is also knows as mucoviscidosis, it affects the lungs and the pancreas liver, and intestine. When someone has Cystic Fibrosis is they have difficulties in breathing. CF (Cystic Fibrosis) is genetic, it means that it is passed from parent to children. When someone has CF their mucus becomes thick and sticky, so it builds up in the lungs and it blocks the airways. That is why it makes it difficult to breathe. This song is kind of sad because of the kid and the lyrics. Please watch. 


21 comments:

  1. Wow! I am so impressed and happy that One Republic dedicated their video as a medium of spreading awareness for this condition. I have always loved this song, even before the release of this video, and it was mostly due to the message of the lyrics. I think it's wonderful to have a great song and large band to spread encouraging messages. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I LOVE ONE REPUBLIC. their music has always been good and the fact that they are using their music to influence and inform people about this kind of situations people are living just makes me love them more. it is really moving and amazing how the boy is able to live happily and gives his best even though he lives with such a struggle.

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  3. That was a very touching video, so thanks for sharing it! It really is quite saddening to see all the struggles and trials that have to face some people in this life. However, I think that not only is the message of the song important, but the way that the boy in this video is choosing to live his life with eagerness and perseverance. I'm glad One Republic produced a music video like this that raises awareness, rather than making an irrelevant video that has to do with absolutely nothing, like many other artists today. Thanks again for sharing!

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  4. This reminds me of Taylor Swifts song, Roran or something. Both are so sad, but at least the guy lived in this song. Having Cystic Fibrosis must be so awful, especially if you liked doing sports. Those home videos were so touching! That one of him tipping over on the bike was so cute!

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  5. Wow! i admire people that keep going on and not giving up because of their health problems. It makes me appreciate how healthy i am. It also makes me realize that I am extremely lucky not to have those problems. People who fight everyday are fighters that make you want to be better.

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  6. I love this song! It is my favorite song currently. I loved the music video to this. I think it is great that they did this video to make people aware of this illness. I admire the people who keep going on and live their life to their fullest even through the obstacles we may face. We all need to keep going in our life and make the most of it to say we did it all in the end.

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  7. This video was amazing! its hard to know that there's thousand of illnesses that we barely know. Is good that bands as OneRepublic are helping and informing people this create awareness around the world. It's amazing how this kid persevere no matter what.

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  8. Wow... This is amazing, and very touching. It was a bit sad but I was proud of him that he kept on going. I thought One Republic was really nice to make a video about this. I think Imagine Dragons made a music video similar to this called "Demons."

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  9. This video is very inspiring, I love one republic. Cystic fibrosis is a very sad illness, I'm so glad this video is giving people awareness about it.

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  10. The song is so good!!! Also, I never heard of disease like that. I'm really impressed at this music video because it explains people about disease that nobody knew. I wonder if the guy in the music video actually has that disease or he is just acting.

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  11. ONE REPUBLIC!!!! I had never heard of cystic fibrosis before and that it something. I cannot imagine myself not being able to breath. I have some problems with my lungs too, but nothing this serious. This kid's story is very inspiring because even though he can't breath well, he still lives. He rides the bicycle! I really like the song as well. I think this is a really great idea for a music video because it not only increases awareness for cystic fibrosis, but it also encourages us to act upon our life. Most of us have a long life ahead of us and it's sad to see some people wasting it in useless things rather than taking advantage of their health to do good in the world! LIVE PEOPLE! LIVE WELL!

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  12. I had listened to this song before, but now that I know the "background" of it, it has a very different meaning. This video impressed a lot and left me thinking. We should make an effort to take the best out of every experience we live in our lives!

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  13. I love OneRepublic. This is one of my favorite songs by then. It reminds me of summer, when I went to their concert and when I danced around with my cousins and glow sticks. I also love the message of song and how you should make the best out of life.

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  14. I love One Republic too! I think this video is really sad, but very inspirational. I love this song, and the video. I think this video will inspire people with this disease to live and be happy because nothing is impossible. :)

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  15. I like this song because it tells you to don't give up and to make it all.

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  16. This was such a good song, I have never heard about One Republic, but now I'm going to check them out. I think this was a remainder video. Sometimes, people doesn't have present that life is not eternal. In my opinion, life is about experiencing as much as you can and do what makes you happy. I'm so glad and lucky that I don't suffer from any genetic or chronic disease and I really hope that in a close future, there will be a cure for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Seeing this video made me take a deep breath afterwards. I can't imagine how it's like to breath like your breath through a straw. It just makes me feel grateful that I have working lungs, which I take for granted, when other people wish they had lungs that functioned properly. This reminds me of Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars, when she talks about how her lungs are crappy or when she tells her lungs to get it together. Yeah, she's funny like that.

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  18. Oh wow!! This video is very inspiring. It made me realize that we do have to enjoy life and be thankful for what we have because not everyone has the same opportunities that we do. Besides, it was a great song, so definitely loved this post.

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  19. The song is really good and also the video! The video is so touching and awesome. Not like those music videos Nicki Minaj's Anaconda or Iggy Azalea's Booty, this video does have a meaning that tells us something about the life. Nowadays, even though the song is good, the video shows too much skin that my mom misunderstands me. I would show this to my mom and my sister! Really good.

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  20. I love love loveeeee OneRepublic! All their music is so good and just makes me want to get up and dance and just say "screw everything that makes people sad", because their music makes me happy haha. Anyway, the music video is very inspirational yet sad at the same time, I love it. I like how their raising awareness and I like how their music actually has meaning to it, unlike other songs these days like Anaconda or Big Booty.

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