Polio Survivor Chronicles Journey in New Collection of Poems

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Corina Zalace depicts her struggles with polio, clinical depression, and faith through poetry and original illustrations

Corina Zalace, author of My Inner Child Must Be Heard, hasn't let polio keep her from achieving her bucket list
From her circumstances, Zalace emerges as a victor, living life through a bucket list including traveling the world, riding an elephant, swimming with dolphins, and becoming a published author.

“I don’t belong there. My mind is fine. I don’t belong in the ‘Looney Toon Ward’!” opens the prologue of "My Inner Child Must Be Heard: From Despair to Dancing on the Clouds" by Corina Zalace. The book chronicles her six-decade battle with polio and subsequent struggles with clinical depression and bulimia.

As a polio survivor, physical limitation is a way of life for Zalace. With over 90 surgeries related to polio, breast cancer and a debilitating car accident in her history, she credits her positive outlook on life to faith and family. Her story serves as an inspiration and a warning in an age where polio is experiencing a resurgence in both the United States and in developing countries despite the availability of a vaccine.

From her circumstances, Zalace emerges as a victor, living life through a bucket list including traveling the world, riding an elephant, swimming with dolphins, and becoming a published author.

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My Inner Child Must Be Heard: From Despair to Dancing on the Clouds
By Corina Zalace
ISBN: 978-1-4990-3929-0
Available in hardbound, paperback, and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris

About the Author
Despite immense health challenges including over 90 surgeries and being wheelchair-bound since 1986, polio survivor Corina Zalace credits her positive outlook on life to her faith. Despite her disease and subsequent struggles with clinical depression and bulimia, she has enjoyed working as a scientific illustrator and raised a family as a military spouse. Zalace, a resident of Niceville, Fla., is the author of two children’s books and has spoken as an advocate of polio eradication for Rotary International.

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