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My name is Irene. My twin sister is Jeanette. Jeanette got viral meningitis, and has since suffered from epileptic seizures. She has taken strong medications throughout her life to control the seizures, and yet she still has them - sometimes daily. Jeanette also has Asperger's syndrome, which wasn't diagnosed until we were 28 years old. I am making a documentary that follows my twin sister as we see what we can do to get her some more guided support, improve her health, possibly reduce her medications, and to help her to land a paying job before our 40th birthday at the end of August, 2012. Over the life of this film, I would like not only to help my sister, but also to give some hope and a voice to others who are not unlike Jeanette, my mom, and me. Ultimately it's a story about love, life, family, and sticking together.




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New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts