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Film about twin sisters' double lung transplants and battle against cystic fibrosis available online

Film about twin sisters' double lung transplants and battle against cystic fibrosis available online

The Power of Two,” a documentary offering an intimate look at the lives of twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and their battle with cystic fibrosis, will be available on the web for viewers in the United States tomorrow through June 30.

After undergoing aggressive treatments during childhood, the siblings graduated from Stanford in 1994 and completed their graduate degrees at University of California-Berkeley. They received three sets of transplant lungs between them and co-wrote a memoir chronicling their transformation from illness to wellness made possible by organ donors. Their miraculous story inspired the award-winning film. Today, the pair work at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

The documentary is being streamed online in recognition of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and to raise awareness for organ donation and transplantation.

Previously: Meet the filmmakers behind “The Power of Two” and Living- and thriving- with cystic fibrosis

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