Grey’s Anatomy Star Speaks out About Her Daughter’s Real-Life Medical Emergency

On TV she plays a doctor who can get to the bottom of medical issues. But when it came to real life, Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson – who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey on the show – was at her wit’s end when her daughter suffered a mysterious illness.

A few years ago Sarina McFarlane, then 16, was repeatedly vomiting for days on end. It was a secret battle that she and her mom are finally opening up about.

Chandra Wilson doing an interview.
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