We exist to help twins who have lost their twin.

The Twinless Twins Support Group International™ (TTSGI) provides a safe and compassionate community for twinless twins to experience healing and understanding. TTSGI also provides support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death at any age. We provide support to twinless twins through regional meetings, national conferences, and educational resources. As a community of grieving twins, we shed light on difficult questions unique to twin loss.

Click here to find answers to commonly asked questions about TTSGI.

The late Dr. Raymond Brandt, twin to Robert, founded TTSGI™ in 1987, in an effort to support hurting twinless twins around the globe. Click here to learn more about our founder.

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Who We Are

WE ARE AN ORGANIZATION MADE UP OF TWINS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR TWIN. MEMBERS AT DIFFERENT STAGES IN THEIR BEREAVEMENT LISTEN TO EACH OTHER AND REACH OUT IN THE SPIRIT OF “HEALING BY HELPING OTHERS.” WE FOCUS ON HEALING AND SHARING OUR TWINSHIP WITH THE BELIEF THAT “ONCE A TWIN, ALWAYS A TWIN.” HOPE CAN BE RENEWED FOR THE FUTURE.

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Michelle Getchell

Executive Director, Michigan

Michelle, twin to Missy, has been a member of TTSGI since 1994 and was the creator of the Twinless Times. She now serves as the organization's Executive Director.

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Lea Eriksen

President, Board Member, California

Lea has been a member of TTSGI since 2004 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. She lost her identical twin, Eve, to a rare bone cancer in 2003.

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Jan Konya-Grabill

Vice President, Board Member, Ohio

Jan stumbled upon TTSGI soon after her twin brother Hal died in 2014 of a traumatic brain injury he suffered twenty years earlier. TTSGI has enabled her to achieve high levels of happiness and joy while keeping her twin at the center of her life, even in his absence. Jan was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018.

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Matt Vierling

Secretary, Board Member, Texas

Matt lost his twin Mark to brain cancer when they were 9 years old. Matt has been a member of TTSGI since 2011 and is serving his second term as a board member.

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You are not alone. Once a twin, always a twin.

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