“Expectant couples experience immense excitement and apprehension as they await the arrival of their baby,” notes an article. “So finding out you’re pregnant with twins is undoubtedly stressful, but also exciting.” For one couple, Jorge and his wife, the shock of having twins was compounded when they saw their two snow-white newborns.
The Gomez family was ecstatic when they found out they were pregnant in 2018 and couldn’t wait to make their first-born son a big brother. During one of their regular visits to the doctor, they learned they were expecting a set of twin daughters.
Despite the difficulty of carrying and delivering two children, Mrs. Gomez had a very normal pregnancy. The two small combatants, Catalina and Virginia, arrived in the world 36 weeks early at a hospital in Tucuman province, Argentina, but they were in good shape.
Their healthy weight was far from the biggest surprise, as both girls were born with albinism, a rare genetic disease that causes a lack of color in the skin. Jorge expressed to a local newspaper that when the doctor told them they were having two kids, they were overjoyed, and their happiness didn’t change when they discovered their daughters were albinos.
Catalina and Virginia became the first set of albino twins born in Argentina. Despite the extra safety issues that come with albinism, the Gomez family felt blessed by their new arrivals. The girls will be four years old this year, and as they grow older, they become more gorgeous by the day.
Hopefully, their story and photos can shed some light on albinism and demonstrate how lovely albino individuals can be. Most importantly, the Gomez family has demonstrated that every child, regardless of genetic tendency, deserves to be warmly cherished and without judgment.