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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

May 27th 2015:The Power of Two

Isabel and Anabel Stenzel, identical twins diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as babies, faced a lifetime of ill health and the probability that they would die very young. They also faced numerous losses of friends who had the same disease. Very young, they began keeping a record of their hospital experiences, drawing pictures and writing what happened along the way. Ultimately as adults, they collaborated on a book, The Power of Two, and were featured in a documentary of the same name. As a result of lung transplants, their life expectancy improved. Then Anabel received another crushing diagnosis

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Isabel Yuriko Stenzel Byrnes

Isabel Yuriko Stenzel Byrnes, MSW, MPH (Stanford, ’94, University of California, Berkeley, ’98, ‘99) is a bereavement social worker at Mission Hospice, where she counsels and leads writing group for those who are grieving. She has lived with cystic fibrosis for 43 years and received a double lung transplant eleven years ago. Isabel has been an active leader for various cystic fibrosis and organ transplant organizations for two decades. Isabel and her late twin published the memoir, "The Power of Two,"and served as international patient advocates in her mother's country, Japan, which led to the creation of a documentary film of the same title. Isabel has lectured around the country on topic
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 22/10/2017 04:00 22/10/2017 05:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones Isabel and Anabel Stenzel, identical twins diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as babies, faced a lifetime of ill health and the probability that they would die very young. They also faced numerous losses of friends who had the same disease. Very young, they began keeping a record of their hospital experiences, drawing pictures and writing what happened along the way. Ultimately as adults, they collaborated on a book, The Power of Two, and were featured in a documentary of the same name. As a result of lung transplants, their life expectancy improved. Then Anabel received another crushing diagnosis; cancer. Ultimately she died, not of the disease that had plagued her life, but of the cancer. How did that loss affect her twin? How does Isabel continue to exhibit the power of two, but as one? This deep loss, which she says is like no other, has deepened her perspective on loss, grief and the art of letting go. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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