Last week the Rankin Twins raised awareness on Breast Cancer by decorating a sports bra for the MZ Emmers Sports bra auction and this week they’ve accepted the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE that so many others are doing, raising awareness on ALS. Check out what they have to say about the cause and watch them drench themselves with ice water.
Amy and April Rankin, or “Number 1” and “Number 2” as they sometimes jokingly call themselves, grew up in a small rural town on the southern coast of Texas with friends and family as their practice audiences. They discovered their love of creating music together, so after college graduation and a brief stint with desk jobs, the sisters realized they couldn’t escape the reality of their fate and quickly began their musical journey. However, the ladies’ resolve was tested almost immediately when Amy had to undergo unexpected brain surgery to remove a tumor. The optimism and faith that came from this experience has buried itself firmly into the foundation of their music. Amy explains, “I think the obstacles we’ve overcome help us to be able to channel our experiences, love, doubts and fears into our music. We make an attitude choice daily to make sure we stay positive.”