Each child is beautiful in their own way, but some of them attract attention and are even unique. So came two little girls from Argentina, twin sisters Catalina and Virginia.
When the parents had a son, they were overjoyed to learn that they had twins. However, what they did not imagine was the unique appearance of the girls.
When they were welcomed around the world in 2018, doctors were shocked to see the girls’ hair. She was snow white and they both looked like the perfect legendary characters, like Princess Elsa in the famous Disney movie Frozen.
“When we said that we would have two children, it brought us a lot of happiness, and when we saw how they were born and became albinos, this happiness did not change at all. It’s a blessing for us,” the girls’ father, Jorge, told local newspaper LV12.
Catalina and Virginia were born prematurely at 36 weeks but were healthy. Each of them weighed 5.6 pounds.
Doctors, as well as the parents, were totally smitten with the girls’ beauty and once a photo of them was shared online, everyone went crazy.
Catalina and Virginia were the first ever twins with albinism born in Argentina.
According to statistics, one in 18,000 to 20,000 babies is born with albinism in the United States. It is a genetic condition caused by the reduced amounts of melanin in the body. The word albino comes from the Latin word “albus,” which means white.
“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 told LV12.
Of course, the lack of melanin in the skin means that girls, like other people with this disease, are very sensitive to UV rays.
Catalina and Virginia are now 3 years old and the world has forgotten about them for many years, so a few new photos remind us of the beautiful story of their lives. Girls live healthy and normal lives.