A teen is still beaming after getting the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing with his favorite band on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans.
Brendan Prince, 17, of Canada was paralyzed on one side of his body when doctors removed a golf-ball-sized piece of his brain. Prince, who has epilepsy, suffers seizures every day, CBC reports. Things that are normal milestones for teenagers have been out-of-reach for Prince. He hasn’t been able to get his driver’s license because of his condition, for example.
But Prince recently got to experience life as a rock star, thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation. He was invited to perform on-stage with his favorite band, One Republic. He and his family rode in a limo to the concert venue, sat backstage with the band and was called on stage to sing a duet.
Prince decided to sing One Republic’s song “I Lived,” saying it’s representative of his life.
“I just relate to it on such a personal level because of all the surgeries I’ve been through,” he said. “I lived. I did it all.”
He said the experience is something he’ll never forget.
“I’ve come from being paralyzed on the left side to performing on stage at Rogers Place,” Brendan said. “This is going to stick with me forever.”