About Haley Zelenka

In 2002, Haley Zelenka was diagnosed with acromegaly, a disorder caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland. Her excessive growth hormone production, brought on by her disease, contributed to many physical problems.

Zelenka's experience with acromegaly is included in Wayne Brown's anthology Alone in My Universe, along with many others. It doesn't raise much attention, so most people haven't heard of it. Zelenka's writing contributes to reversing that trend.

Although Zelenka's illness affects multiple body systems and can significantly reduce a person's ability to function, she is not one to sit on the sidelines. Zelenka has done more in his life despite his acromegaly than most people ever will. She inspires people who know her.