Ana is the mother of Nadia, who had surgery to remove an eight pound tumor.
Ana's daughter, Nadia, had a severely distended abdomen. Ana ignored it because she feared medical repatriation if she took Nadia to a doctor. However, when she could no longer ignore it, she took Nadia to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital where she pretended not to know her and said that she just saw her outside on a bench.
Nadia was taken into the hospital, where an ultrasound revealed that she had a tumor in her abdomen, which looked to have ruptured. She was rushed to emergency surgery. They removed 7.8 lbs. of the tumor in one large mass before removing the rest in pieces as they repaired the damage it had caused. When she started to bleed out from her liver, Meredith Grey used a balloon tamponade to stop the liver bleeding from killing her while they repaired the damage. That technique was successful and they told Ana after the surgery that Nadia would be fine.
Because they believed Nadia had been abandoned at the hospital, the doctors called Child Protective Services. However, once Meredith learned the full story, she told them it was a misunderstanding and instead got the hospital's lawyers to come talk to Ana about her options so that Nadia wouldn't be denied medical care.
She has a daughter named Nadia. She cares very deeply about Nadia, but feared taking her to the doctor because she believed they'd be deported to her native country, where she believed that she would be forced into prostitution or possibly that Nadia would suffer the same fate.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- She was born outside the United States, but never stated exactly where she was from.