1: Meredith donates part of her liver to her estranged father.

2: She takes in Zola, a child with a brain tumor, as her own.

3: Risking her career, Meredith exposes hospital corruption.

4: Meredith adopts an orphaned baby girl, Ellis.

5: She supports Alex when he's in legal trouble.

6: Meredith saves a man from a bomb, risking her life.

7: She chooses Derek's career over her own.

8: Meredith helps a patient get a life-saving surgery.

9: Meredith puts patients first, despite personal struggles.