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"Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story" tells the story of the first ‘lifeliner’ Judy Taylor. A young mother who was active in her community, Taylor faced death by starvation until a radical doctor dared to save her life.
Aug. 11, 2010 - PRLog -- Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story, available from iUniverse,, Amazon, Chapters, Smashwords, iBooks, and Sony Reader Store, in print and eBook formats, tells the story of the first ‘lifeliner’ Judy Taylor. She survived over 20 years living with a permanent catheter, in which she received total parenteral nutrition (TPN) thanks to a radical young doctor Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy. Lifeliner has scooped awards for Editor's Choice, Publisher's Choice, Reader's Choice, and Best Biography in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award.

Due to the success of his groundbreaking research on artificial feeding for humans, Jeejeebhoy has been called “the father of long-term parenteral nutrition in man.” His daughter Shireen met Judy while a young girl and was inspired to share Taylor’s story in her book Lifeliner to offer hope for other TPN patients.

Shireen says: “Research medicine often has its critics, but the combination of hope, desire to live, and a doctor willing to experiment with innovative medical procedures, opens doors for many patients whose lives are on the line.”

After Taylor’s intestinal blood clots annihilated her digestive system, her only choice was starving to death until Jeejeebhoy agreed to take her on as a human test subject.

Twenty years followed during which Judy enjoyed life, raising her children, loving her husband, laughing with her friends. During those twenty years she never ate a meal, having to rely on intravenous feeding. Yet she was able to participate in a fulfilling life thanks to TPN.

According to the Oley Foundation in the US, cited by the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, the number of people on tube feedings/enteral nutrition today is currently estimated to be 176,000, and the number on parenteral nutrition is estimated at 46,000 in the US.

Written for the lay audience, this award-winning book is gripping readers around the world with its tale of how Taylor, along with her determined doctor, helped bring TPN out of the realm of science fiction and into reality, allowing more people to live longer, fulfilled lives.

Read more and watch a book trailer at Photos and video at Book trailer on YouTube at

About the Author

Born in London, England, Shireen Jeejeebhoy resides in Toronto, Canada. She holds a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto. Read more about this accomplished writer at

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Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
Smashwords Edition
May 2010 / 186 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4523-2324-4 Open Ebook US$4.99
iUniverse Edition
October 2007 / 186 pages
ISBN: 978-0-595-44544-8 Trade Paper US$16.95

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Author and photographer Shireen Jeejeebhoy has published "Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story" and is currently working on a novel and screenplay. Jeejeebhoy resides in Toronto, Canada and holds a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto.
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