If there is one thing that we appreciate about humans, it’s the fact that we are all unique. We have different likes and dislikes, languages, hairstyles and even skin tones. It creates beauty in the world around us and every baby that is a born is yet another opportunity to add something unique to the world.
I’m sure that you will agree with me when I say that some babies are more unique than others. When Jorge Gomez and his wife discovered that they were having twin daughters, they were quite excited. When Catalina and Virginia were born, however, nobody could have expected what happened next.
Both of these girls were very special. First of all, they were twins and the parents couldn’t have been happier. They were also born prematurely. Catalina was born first, so she is the older and she weighed only 5.95 pounds.
When Virginia was born two minutes later, she weighed in at 5.5 pounds. The fact that they were twins and healthy is amazing but there was something special about them that shocked everyone.
They had completely white hair! Catalina and Virginia were albino children. They shocked the entire world when they made their appearance. Albinism is a condition in which the skin is lacking melanin pigment. It leads to a lack of color in the body. It typically also is associated with vision problems.
Everybody in the family could not believe what they were seeing and even the doctors were surprised. Both of these little girls were beautiful in their own way. They also have a nine-year-old brother, and he was thrilled to have two little sisters in his life.
Caring for these little girls would prove to be a challenge but there was plenty of love to help them get over any hurdles. One of the challenges will be exposure to the sun, so special care needs to be exercised. Most children would do quite well with a little sunscreen and they could play outdoors all day. Since Catalina and Virginia are albinos, they will not be able to be in the sun for very long.
It doesn’t seem to be an issue for the Gomez family. When you see a picture of them holding their two little daughters, the smiles on their faces say it all. They are definitely proud of their little girls.
”When they gave us the news that we would have two babies, it gave us a lot of happiness and when they were born and we saw that they were albinos, that happiness did not change at all. For us it is a blessing.”
These two young ladies were a surprise, but it was a surprise attached with a lot of happiness.
There are two other young girls in Brazil who are also albinos. They are known for their natural beauty and have become famous models. When they were born, the father actually thought that his partner had been unfaithful so he left. They continue to move forward and are now making quite a splash with their unique and beautiful looks.