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Biography of Canadian Woman’s Courage Top Choice of Readers, Editors and Publishers

Attention Entertainment Editors:

TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ – Canadian author Shireen Jeejeebhoy in her debut book Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story, tells the moving and poignant story of a courageous Canadian woman who made medical history as the first person to live for many years strictly on intravenous feeding without eating any food.

The book has just scooped awards in the US for Editor’s Choice and Publisher’s Choice as well as winning first place in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award in the Biography Category.

Besides its worldwide medical interest on artificial feeding, the book is winning accolades for its powerful inspirational story-telling:

“Jeejeebhoy’s style of writing sets the right pace as we follow Judy’s medical difficulties.” Gloria Oren, Writer and Editor

“Shireen Jeejeebhoy has written an extraordinary account of Judy Taylor and her fight for life.” Carol Hoyer, Ph.D. Family Psychology

“Shireen’s pen has all the force of a great storyteller and the artistic skills of reviving a past scene in its most original form. She shows us the situation, taking us to the time and place of the event without throwing in a single unnecessary word.” Ernest Dempsey, Reviewer and Author

Judy Taylor’s doctor was the author’s father, Dr Khursheed Jeejeebhoy, and his groundbreaking research on artificial feeding and nutrition helped form the medical foundation of Total Parenteral Nutrition, or TPN, as it is known today.

Shireen met Judy while a young girl and was inspired to share her story to offer hope to all those going through crises of their own.

Despite her illness, Judy was an active mother and community volunteer. She, along with her determined doctor, helped bring TPN out of the realm of science fiction and into reality, allowing more patients, whether they have bowel disease, cancer, or AIDS, to live longer, fulfilled lives.

“Lifeliner” available online and through the World’s Biggest Bookstore, is a book written for the lay audience. Besides detailing the evolution of TPN, it is gripping readers around the world with its inspiring story of a brave woman, who, together with her inventive doctor, made medical history.

“When they sent her home on TPN, no one knew how long she would live or what her quality of life would be like,” Shireen says. “As far as Judy was concerned, life itself was good enough and she had no intention of lying on the couch all day. She had been given a second chance and she was running with it.” And run she did, right into the medical history books. Read more at http://jeejeebhoy.ca.

Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
iUniverse
October 2007 / 186 pages
ISBN: 978-0-595-44544-8 Trade Paper US$16.95

About the Author

Shireen Jeejeebhoy was born in London, England and now resides in Toronto. She holds a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto. She is an accomplished writer with many articles to her credit.

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