A decade before Grey’s Anatomy was even imagined, Patrick Dempsey --
the actor who catapulted to fame as “Dr. McDreamy” in the hit medical drama --
was already working on his bedside manner. No, he wasn’t preparing for a part.
He had traveled back to rural Maine, where he’d been raised, to help his
mother, Amanda, take on the fight of her life: a second bout with ovarian
Her cancer, first caught in stage IV in 1996, returned in 1999, and Dempsey
and his family were there to give her...