Let's face it, we all know Meredith Grey has been through some serious shit on "Grey's Anatomy." But Meredith has also endured all of this and stayed strong through FIFTEEN seasons!
Let's celebrate Mer's badassery with some of the many reasons she's a trailblazer -- and a great "person":
1. She's literally lost almost everyone she's ever loved.
Including her husband Derek (aka McDreamy), her mother, her step mother... And her father abandoned her when she was just a child.
2. She survived holding a bomb in a body cavity.
Remember when she stuck her hand inside a person to steady a bomb that hadn't yet exploded to save a patient? And then it blew up and killed Kyle Chandler? Yeah, that took some serious gusto.
3. ...And survived drowning. And a shooting. And a plane crash.
Basically everything that could have gone wrong, has gone wrong for Meredith. And yet she survives and keeps moving forward!
4. She's an incredible surgeon and won a Harper Avery Award.
Meredith has made countless medical breakthroughs, performed incredible and almost impossible surgeries, and won herself a Harper Avery (now known as a Catherine Fox Award). She's pretty much the best of the best in her field.
5. She's a great mentor to Jo.
She helped Jo blossom into an insanely talented surgeon and helped lead her to her own medical breakthrough. After giving Jo a hard time at the start, she really took her under her wing and helped her succeed.
6. And during all of this, she's also been a great mom.
Zola, Bailey, and Ellis have the most driven and ambitious mother who has endured through tough times, succeeded in her career, and cared for her family.
All hail queen Meredith!