A couple in Argentina were blessed with twin daughters with snow-white hair. They, like any other parents, were excited to welcome their little bundle of joy and complete their family.
But, unbeknownst to them, their parental happiness would capture the attention of millions of people around the world. It all started in 2018 when Jorge Gomez and his wife learned they were expecting a child.
The couple already had a gorgeous son and couldn’t wait to expand their family. Mrs. Gomez attended the doctor on a regular basis and followed his medical instructions from the start of her pregnancy.
During one of these visits, the couple learnt out they were expecting twin girls and couldn’t contain their joy. Every day was full with moments of excitement and appreciation, and the soon-to-be parents couldn’t wait to touch their tiny princesses.
The pregnancy went nicely, and Mr. and Mrs. Gomez did everything they could to prepare for the arrival of the twins.
Mrs. Gomez did not have any complications during her pregnancy or labour, despite the fact that she was carrying twins. Catalina and Virginia, the twin girls, were delivered early at 36 weeks, but both were healthy.
Catalina was the first to emerge, weighing 5.95 lbs, followed by Virginia two minutes later, weighing 5.5 lbs. They were born in a hospital in Argentina’s Tucuman province. In many ways, the children were unique. To begin with, they were twins, which was a blessing in and of itself.
Second, despite being delivered prematurely, they were healthy. The third and most startling component, however, astounded everyone, even Jorge, his wife, and the doctors. Catalina and Virginia were born with milky white hair that had nothing in common with the rest of the family.
The girls were born with albinism, a rare genetic disease characterised by a lack of melanin pigment in the skin, resulting in a lack of colouring. In the United States, only one in every 17,000 newborns is born albino.