The Little Scar That Could

Mary Vensel White
9 min readJan 11, 2017

In July of 2015, I took a bad fall while running in downtown Chicago. We were in town for my youngest sister’s wedding and after spending several days in the suburbs where she was married on the vast lawn of our father’s and stepmother’s house next to the Fox River, we spent a few days downtown. My husband and I had previously lived in Chicago and our first son was born there; the city is a favorite.