Dana's legacy-from heartbreak to healing receives national indie excellence awards & writing awards

Gayle Slate was recently selected by the National Indie Excellence Awards as a finalist for the “New Non-Fiction” category.

Online PR News – 16-July-2010 – – DelMar, CA Gayle Slate was recently selected by the National Indie Excellence Awards as a finalist for the “New Non-Fiction” category. The Indie Excellence® Awards national competition is judged by an independent panel of experts from all aspects of the publishing industry. For more information http://www.indieexcellence.com

In addition, Gayle Slate was selected as a finalist in the Biography category of the San Diego Book & Writing Awards. This is the second book award Gayle has been presented with this year. The San Diego Book Awards Association honors the best published books and unpublished manuscripts by San Diego County residents each year. For more information please go to http://www.sdbookawards.org/ .

Dana’s Legacy-From Heartbreak to Healing is autobiographical as well as a book of hope for people in pain. A mother’s inspirational story of her first child born with cerebral palsy, Dana’s Legacy takes readers on a journey from tragedy to triumph. Dana’s Legacy is about turning negatives into positives, about a life well lived in unexpected ways.

Although the book focuses primarily on disability, there is something for everyone to learn about coping and dealing with life’s challenges. Traumatic experiences are not necessarily failures.


Gayle Slate holds a Master of Arts in Psychology and in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. As a parent and as a professional, Gayle Slate, M.F.T., has been involved for over 38 years with families of children with disabilities. For 15 years she was the director of an early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities. In 1997, she founded Kids Included Together (KIT) a national, non-profit organization. KIT specializes in training community based organizations committed to including children with disabilities into their existing recreational, social and child care programs. Gayle has been recognized in the United States Congressional Record, and has received awards from: March of Dimes - Mother of the Year, Salvation Army - Women of Distinction, the Compass Family Center Star Award and The City of San Diego May, 2003 proclaimed “Gayle and Don Slate Day” as founders of KIT.


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