Emma Rolich is the daughter of Mary Rolich.


Tumor DiagnosisEdit

When her mother, Mary, was diagnosed with a brain tumor that spread into both halves of the brain and was therefore considered to be inoperable, she and her husband, Clay, decided to have a baby.


Two weeks before Mary's due date, she gave birth to a daughter they named Emma. Meredith Grey, who delivered Emma, heard about Mary's tumor and passed the scans on to Lexie to show to Derek.

Tumor RemovalEdit

When Derek saw the scans, he went to Clay and Mary and told them he believed he could remove Mary's tumor. Mary was excited and eager to have the surgery, but Clay resisted, saying that Emma needed the six months she had left with her mother and the surgery could take away those six months. After a conversation with Meredith, Clay came around and Mary had the surgery. Despite it being more difficult than Derek initially thought, he was able to proceed and the surgery was successful.



Emma was conceived after her mother was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. However, after her birth, her mother's tumor was successfully removed.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • She was born two weeks before her due date.

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