Our History

1987

Our Founding

Dr. Raymond W. Brandt establishes Twinless Twins Support Group International™, TTSGI

1987

1989

Support Group Formation

Dr. Brandt forms a Twinless Twins group at the Twins Association Conference in Denver, Colorado

1989

1991

"Sally" Show

Dr. Brandt appears on the nationally syndicated “Sally” Show, hosted by Sally Jesse Raphael

1991

1992

Dr. Brandt forms a Twinless Twins group at the Twins Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

1992

1993

Morning Show

Dr. Brandt appears on the Morning Show in Cleveland, Ohio

Forms a Twinless Twins group at the Twins Association Conference in Memphis, Tennessee

1993

1994

First conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dr. Brandt works with Dr. Peter Whitmer on The “Inner Elvis,” providing insight into early twin loss

Dr. Brandt appears on 11 national television programs including:

  • Jane Whitney Show NYC
  • Maury Povich Show (twice)
  • Sally Jesse Raphael Show (twice)
  • “Sightings” documentary
  • “The Other Side” documentary
  • AM Philadelphia
  • Unsolved Mysteries
1994

1995

TwinsWorld Magazine Premieres

Fort Wayne, Indiana Conference

1995

1996

First Website

TTSGI develops its first website thanks to Rick Getchell

Fort Wayne, Indiana Conference

1996

1997

Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

1997

1998

Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

1998

1999

Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee

1999

2000

Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio

2000

2002

Dr. Brandt’s book Twin Loss is published Purchase Here

The death of Dr. Brandt

Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado

Miriam Brandt receives the first ever Dr. Brandt Memorial Award

Dena Stitt becomes President of TTSGI (2001-2006)

2002

2002

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

2002

2003

Annual Conference in Delray Beach, Florida

Bessie Godfrey and Terry Walker receive the first ever Angel Awards

2003

2004

Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

2004

2005

Annual Conference in San Francisco, California

2005

2003

Annual Conference in Delray Beach, Florida

TTSGI debuts new website thanks to Linda Pountney

Rick Lemmon serves as President (2006-2007)

2003

2007

Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas

Margaret Daffin serves as President (2007-2008)

2007

2008

Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada

Renie Hallford becomes President of TTSGI (2008-2011)

2008

2009

Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado

2009

2010

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

2010

2011

Annual Conference in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Ray Boyle becomes President of TTSGI

2011

2012

Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio

Launch of new TTSGI website, thanks to Matt Vierling and Becky Sehenuk

2012

2013

Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California

2013

2014

Annual Conference will be in Baltimore, Maryland

2014

2015

Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

2015

2016

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

2016

2017

Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona

TTSGI name and logo trademarked

2017

2018

Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio

2018

2019

Annual Conference in Huntsville, Alabama

2019
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