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 AuthorJudy 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
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
Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
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.
For further information: Shireen Jeejeebhoy is available for phone
interviews at (416) 838-8297