The First Ever Albino Twins Born In Argentina Will Leave You In Awe

Virginia and Catalina are two albino girls from Argentina who became viral on social media when they were born four years ago.

In 2018 Jorge Gomez and his wife received the good news that they were going to become parents to two twin baby girls. The couple already had a son and became ecstatic when the doctors told them they were expecting twin girls.

According to Gomez, the pregnancy was completely normal, and his wife used to visit her doctor regularly.

“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,” he told a local news outlet.

The father-of-three said that there were no complications and everything went smoothly. However, in the 36th week, doctors told him that they had to deliver the babies immediately.

So, the girls were born prematurely in the 36th week. But they were healthy and weighed normal. Catalina was born two minutes earlier than Virginia. They both weighed 5.95 lbs and 5.5 lbs, respectively.

The unusual thing about the newborn girls was their milky white hair. Gomez and his wife didn’t see any kid like that before in their lives, nor did anyone else.

So, the girls became an overnight sensation in Argentina in 2018 and made headlines in many media outlets and newspapers.

The pictures of them went all over the internet, and people were amazed to see two small girls born with snow-white hair.

According to LV12, the twins were born with a rare genetic disorder, albinism in which there is a lack of pigmentation in the skin.

People with albinism do not have enough melanin pigment in their skin and are born with either white or blonde hair. This condition also affects their coloring and eyesight. Some babies even have ginger hair, depending on the amount of melanin in their skin.

Catalina and Virginia were the first-ever kids born with albinism in Argentina. Their rare condition made them popular in the country.

“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,” Jorge Gomez told LV12.

He said he felt super blessed to be their father and never once thought that they were different from other kids or something was wrong with them.

“There were some precautions that we as parents had to bear in mind. For example, the girls are extremely sensitive to UV rays, which affect their skin and can cause sunburn and even cancer in a worst-case scenario,” said Gomez.

“So, we have to be extra cautious all the time and make sure that they are not going in the sunlight and are well protected from extreme weather conditions, especially hot weather.”

The twins are now four years old and look even more beautiful as they are growing up.

 

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