1. The Power of Two: A Twin Triumph over Cystic Fibrosis (added: 19-Aug-2009)
The tragedy of cystic fibrosis has been touchingly recounted
before, but this is the first book to portray the symbiotic
relationship between twins who share this life-threatening
disease through adulthood. Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and Anabel
Stenzel tell of their struggle to pursue normal lives while
grappling with the realization that they might die young.
Their story reflects the physical and emotional challenges
of a particularly aggressive form of CF and tells how the
twins bicultural heritage Japanese and German influenced the
way they coped. The Power of Two is an honest and gripping
portrayal of day-to-day health care, the impact of chronic
illness on marriage and family, and the importance of a
support network to continuing survival. These two remarkable
sisters have much to teach about the power of perseverance
and about the ultimate power of hope.