May 12, 2020
My guest today, Bryan Mudryk,
was a colleague when I was on CTV and hopefully a friend for life,
but, I have to confess I've always been intrigued by him and his
You may know him from his work
as a sports anchor; his career exploded quickly delivering comments
for some of the most important events such as The Curling
Championship of the World, hockey games, and the Olympic
He powerfully honors his roots,
curling is his passion, his family is his everything, and he raised
almost 2 million dollars for cancer research.
He lives every day at its
fullest because, at a very young age, his health was defied by
cancer, not once but twice, and later on in his life cancer took
his best friends.
I want to welcome my dear
friend Bryan Mudryk to The Inner
Let's dig in!
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:
- We start with how life was growing up in a "small town", and the
strong bond his family has.
- Bryan describes how and what put him on the path to broadcast
journalism that aligned with his passions.
- Going back to one of the most challenging times in his life,
Bryan remembers what it was like to be 16 and get diagnosed with
- He takes us back to the second cancer diagnosis, what it was like
to sit in the hospital to wait, what got him through it, and the
reality of reliving such a challenging time.
- After leaving the hospital, Bryan was a new person, and so was
- Bryan details how and why he got a dog!
- When someone is going through difficult times, many people do not
know what to say or how to act, Bryan gives his advice on what
people really need during that time.
- We take a moment to honor Bryan's golf tournament and the 2
million dollars he raised for cancer research, he says what it was
like to live such an incredible moment.
- The loss of his brother was one of the worst experiences Bryan
had to go through; he describes the emotions he felt when he got
the news that his brother was battling cancer.
- We talk about the mental health journey someone goes through
after a life-changing event, the importance and massive impact of
sharing one's story, and deliver a positive point of
- Bryan tells us what life is like living his dream in Toronto,
what his plans are for the future, what is on the horizon in his
personal life, and finally he shares a view of what we need to keep
in mind during these crazy times.
had a good place to be a kid and grow up."
glass is half full ...unless there's red wine, then it's usually
just remember my parents were crying in the room and I knew it was
you don't have a sense of humor coming out of that, you are not
going to make it."
wanted to get back to work; I wanted to feel normal, and I wanted
to do what I loved."
waiting around and not knowing is horrific."
feel as normal as possible."
wouldn't want you to grieve."
kind to yourself and give yourself permission to
a way to laugh every day."
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