When Ben was diagnosed with an inoperable AVM, he and his wife both quit their jobs, cashed out all their accounts, and started traveling around the world. His doctors tried multiple treatment options, but nothing worked.
Using an idea he got from Derek Shepherd, Shane went to Cristina and asked about using embolization glue for Ben’s AVM. She said she never heard of it being used for cardiac AVMs, which are much larger than neuro AVMs. Shane asks if that means it can’t be done. She counters that it would take a lot of glue.
When Cristina and Shane present the plan to the Boscos, they are disappointed because they’ve spent a massive amount of money on their traveling and frivolous living, intending for his life insurance money to pay it. They seem intrigued when Cristina mentions that he might die in the surgery.
After the surgery was successful, they cried about how they might go to jail because of what they did, but agreed that they would take care of it together.
Joyce is married to Ben Bosco.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- Her travels with Ben included Morocco, India, and a tour through Europe.