Each child is unique in its own way. But there are children whose birth is considered such a unique phenomenon that the attention of journalists around the world is riveted to it. So it became with the Argentine twin girls Catalina and Virginia. The babies were born in an ordinary family, but their photos immediately went viral on the Internet. Jorge Gomez and his wife were really looking forward to the appearance of the girls. They loved their son madly, but they wanted the family to become even bigger. That is why at the moment when the couple found out that they were going to have twins, there was no limit to their joy. But the parents didn’t know how unusual their newborns would be.
Unique children really impressed their mom and dad. The twins were born prematurely at 36 weeks. Despite this, the babies were healthy, had a normal weight. But it was immediately clear that very unusual children were born! They immediately attracted the attention of the doctors of the Argentine hospital. Photos of newborns have become a real sensation all over the world! The thing is that Catalina and Virginia are albino twins! They have very fair skin and completely white hair. If you consider that the girls’ parents are very dark-skinned Argentines, then such a contrast is really striking! Despite the fact that the babies are not at all like Jorge and his wife, they unconditionally accepted the peculiarities of their children.
«This is a blessing for us,» the parents say. Albinism is a rare genetic disease that affects every 20,000 children. Interestingly, this figure depends on race. So, among Africans, about one in 3,000 newborns is an albino. Europeans have the least number of such children. In order for an albino child to be born, both parents must have this gene. That is why the phenomenon is considered so rare and unique. It seems even more surprising that not one albino child was born in an Argentine family, but twins! But this leaves its mark not only on the appearance of the baby. Albinos often have poor eyesight, brittle bones, and intolerance to sunlight.
Unusual children with white hair and skin often become the subject of ridicule. Also, some believe that albinos are mentally retarded. All these stereotypes have nothing to do with reality. Albinos are the same children as everyone else, they deserve the unconditional love of their parents. Jorge and his wife love their babies! Raising girls is a little more difficult than ordinary children. Catalina and Virginia need to be protected from the sun’s rays, which adversely affect the skin of babies. They also need to be given vitamin D regularly, which is poorly synthesized by the body on its own. But all these are just small nuances, because the most important thing that children should receive is the love of their parents.
And Catalina and Virginia definitely don’t have to complain about her absence! As soon as the unusual girls were born, the attention of the media around the world was riveted to them. But soon the babies were forgotten. Now the twins are 4 years old, they feel fine, perfectly healthy. Relatives of the girls recently posted photos of happy babies who flaunt dresses specially made for them by a family friend. Catalina and Virginia are distinguished by the same snow-white hair and porcelain skin. One of the babies wears orange glasses that protect her eyes from the harmful effects of the sun.
In all other respects, they are completely ordinary girls who are very much loved by their mom and dad. Children with special features rarely realize that they are somehow different from others. If a child is loved by his parents, then he has no problems communicating with his peers. That is why it is so important to accept your children, even if they are very different from the rest. Catalina and Virginia were very lucky to be born into a loving and caring family, so albinism does not bring them additional problems. That’s all friends! Share, write comments and put likes.