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Award-Winning Biography Lifeliner About the Woman Who Could Not Eat Now Available on iTunes
Good news! “Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story” is available as a free podcast on Apple's iTunes. This inspirational biography of a woman who conquered all odds and lived without eating is a perfect choice to listen to during your daily commute.
Lifeliner tells the poignant story of an ordinary Canadian heroine who made medical history as the first person in the world to live on intravenous feeding and who shared her joy of life with everyone she met. After blood clots annihilated the intestines of Judy Taylor, a remarkable series of events resulted in her becoming the first person to live at home on intravenous feeding – without eating any food whatsoever. Despite it being dangerous for her to swallow even so much as a crumb, she went on – for two decades – to cook for her family and friends and to encourage patients from Canada, to the US to Europe, and beyond, not to give up, to live a good life on TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition).
Her tenacity to live, in partnership with the ingenuity of physician/researcher Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy, resulted in the creation of Home TPN, an artificial feeding technique that improves the lives of tens of thousands of Americans, Canadians, Europeans, and Asians every year.
Taylor’s doctor was the author’s father; Shireen met Judy while a young girl and was amazed at seeing how Judy's spirit and beautiful smile inspired and encouraged so many to face and surmount their challenges, to live well and enjoy life. As Gloria Oren wrote on Amazon.com, giving Lifeliner five of five stars: “It is truly a fascinating and eye-opening story.” It is the kind of story that will make the daily commute go faster.
Lifeliner, a book written for the general public, has scooped awards in the US for Editor’s Choice, Publisher’s Choice, and Reader's Choice and won Best Biography in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award. It is available in print at Amazon, Chapters, and bookstores around the world; in multi-format eBook at iBookstore, Amazon Kindle store, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords.com, Sony Reader store, and soon to come KoboBooks; in free podcast on the author's website and iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/
Read more, see photos, and watch a book trailer at http://jeejeebhoy.ca/
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 http://www.smashwords.com/
Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
October 2007 / 186 pages
May 2010 / 186 pages
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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.