OneRepublic Fan Sees Band in Concert After Lifetime of Illness


Seeing OneRepublic in concert is a special experience for most fans, but for one little girl, it truly was life-changing.

In a video for The Giver “First Experiences,” a 13-year-old named Torren not only sees her favorite band for the first time, but it’s her very first concert as well.

After being confined to a hospital for the first 12 years of her life due to a respiratory illness, Torren has only recently stepped outside … and on this special night, she’s celebrating.

Not only does Torren get to see OneRepublic play — and watch as lead singer Ryan Tedder dedicated their song “I Lived” to their special fan — but she even gets to meet the band.

The Giver, which stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift, hits theaters on August 15.