Our History

1987

Dr. Raymond W. Brandt

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

1989

Dr. Brandt

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

1990 – 1999

1991

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

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

1992

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

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

1993

Dr. Brandt appears on the Morning Show in Cleveland, Ohio Forms a Twinless Twins group at the Twins Association Conference in Memphis, Tennessee

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

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

1994

First conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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

1995

Fort Wayne, Indiana Conference TwinsWorld Magazine Premieres

Fort Wayne, Indiana Conference

TwinsWorld Magazine Premieres

1996

TTSGI develops its first website thanks to Rick Getchell

TTSGI develops its first website thanks to Rick Getchell

Fort Wayne, Indiana Conference

1997

Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

1998

Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

1999

Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee

Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee

2000 – 2009

2000

Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio

Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio

2001

Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

2003

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

Annual Conference in Delray Beach, Florida

Bessie Godfrey and Terry Walker receive the first ever Angel Awards

2004

Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

2005

Annual Conference in San Francisco, California

Annual Conference in San Francisco, California

2006

Annual Conference in Delray Beach, Florida

Annual Conference in Delray Beach, Florida

TTSGI debuts new website thanks to Linda Pountney

Rick Lemmon serves as President (2006-2007)

2007

Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas

Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas

Margaret Daffin serves as President (2007-2008)

2008

Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada

Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada

Renie Hallford becomes President of TTSGI (2008-2011)

2009

Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado

Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado

2010 – Present

2010

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

2011

Annual Conference in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Annual Conference in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

Ray Boyle becomes President of TTSGI

2012

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

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

Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio

2013

Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California

Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California

2014

Annual Conference will be in Baltimore, Maryland

Annual Conference will be in Baltimore, Maryland

2015

Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

2016

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan

2017

TTSGI name and logo trademarked

TTSGI name and logo trademarked

Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona