The Gomez family were excited to meet their new family members when the wife went into the hospital to give birth to the couple’s twins. But the parents were confused when the children were born with snow-white hair, while everyone else in the family is black-haired.
When Jorge Gomez and his wife had their first child, they felt the family was complete. At the same time, they were overjoyed when, eight years later, they learned that Mrs. Gomez was pregnant again. The fact that the couple were now expecting twins came as an added bonus, and since they had a son before, the news that they were expecting twin girls came as joyous news!
When the twins were born in week 36, however, both the parents and the doctor were confused. Despite both the mother, father and older brother having black hair, the twins were born with snow-white hair on their heads.
However, the doctor was able to quickly come up with an explanation: the twins Virginia and Catalina are ᴀʟʙɪɴᴏs and lack all ᴘɪɢᴍᴇɴᴛ in both skin and hair.
Aʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ is not common, and Virginia and Catalina are the first set of twins with ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ in Argentina, where the family lives.
But for the parents, it was obvious they were just as happy about the addition to the family, despite the unusual ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsɪs.
“When they told 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 ᴀʟʙɪɴᴏ, that happiness did not change at all,” said the new father of three, Jorge Gomez, after the children were born.
“It’s a blessing for us,” he added.
These two little girls will grow up with some more attention. The couple is determined to show the world that all children deserve unconditional love and without ᴘʀᴇᴊᴜᴅɪᴄᴇ. These beautiful little girls will no doubt be pampered with all the love they deserve.