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Woman struck by falling concrete in Wicker Park must re-learn how to read, write

ABC-7 Chicago
April 18, 2022

This summer was supposed to be a period of growth and discovery for 22-year-old soon-to-be-graduating Annie Shea Wheeler.

Instead, she'll spend it re-learning to read and write back home in Michigan, which she said is not ideal.

"This part of my life is monumental and I don't really know where to go from here, honestly," Wheeler said. "It is really, really sad."

Falling concrete from the façade of a vacant building at 1227 North Milwaukee Avenue smashed her skull on April 6 as she was walking home. The Columbia College fine arts student remembers only waking up in the street.

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