We talk about the mechanism of injury, about where it all started, but the truth is, it’s sort of a myth. We can’t boil every injury down to one single blow. What hurts us is cumulative. It happens over time. We absorb blow after blow, shock after shock, painful hit after hit. But even then, even if we know exactly how we got here, it doesn’t mean we can fix it. We can’t heal every wound, and that’s okay. I have to believe it’s okay. I have to believe that if even something like it cannot be fixed, it doesn’t mean it’s broken!
— April Kepner, Grey’s Anatomy, Season 12 – Unbreak My Heart