Meredith is one of those super smart people who reads lots of books. That she kicks ass on weekly geek trivia competitions is no surprise. That she is able to hold her own at a weekly poker game full of trash-talking dudes shows another skill set altogether. Her sharp sense of wit makes her a pleasure to be around, and her decision to adopt dogs with medical issues is proof of a big heart. She is also a survivor who beat breast cancer 7 years ago. On February 21, she found out the cancer was back. Since then, it's been a rough ride, but we also know we can count on the love and support of family and friends as we dig our paddles a bit deeper into choppy waters to see more sunsets.