Oct 31, 2018
Michael Grey Brett
Liver Transplant.

I'm Michael "Grey" Brett. I'm a Canadian with a passion for wellness and community who grew up in Stouffville, Ontario.


In 2005, I was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease called primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). It is an incurable, progressive disease that results in liver failure.  At the time my doctors told me that I had roughly seven years before my liver would fail. I used that as motivation to live my life to the fullest and reach for my dreams.


I got heavily involved in competition level muay thai (kickboxing), moved to Bermuda for a year and a half then Grand Cayman for a further three years where I ran a very successful muay thai program. I got married and had a daughter. My family and I moved back to Toronto in late 2013.

My liver started to fail in May 2015. I was quickly hospitalized and remained in the University Health Network in Toronto as my condition got worse. It was a rough time.  Eventually, on June 20, 2015, I received a new liver from a deceased donor and I was given a second chance at life.