This story from the New Testament has a lot of personal meaning for me.
When one of my close friends from the MTC was too sick to continue her mission, I gave her this scripture.
"Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole, go in peace"
I often thought of the same scripture when I had to leave my mission early.
To me, it meant that even though my body didn't seem whole, my faith was. And I could go in peace because my scars weren't what defined me;
it was my faith that defined me.
We are more that just our scars.