Judith Nwokocha, 38, was worried that medical staff had made a mistake after giving birth to the albino twins Kachi and Kamsi in 2016. People are typically startled and perplexed when she reveals that she is the mother of both, but “beautiful” Kachi has never encountered a negative response. The twins get along like a house on fire and claim to “haven’t noticed anything weird” about one another. Before having surgery, Judith tried for eight years without luck to get pregnant. I.V.F.
But when she gave birth, she was in for a shock.
She said, “I was shocked. I thought they had handed me someone else’s daughter; I didn’t think she was mine.” I never imagined having an albino child because neither my family nor my husband’s did. I was very taken aback by it and I mumbled, “What are they doing, why did they give me someone else’s baby?”
The Canadian photojournalist from Calgary was informed that Kachi lagged behind her brother in terms of growth and development at seven weeks pregnant. Despite being warned that Kachi might not survive and that the twins might have Down WILL, she is incredibly grateful that she did. Kachi was identified as having O’s As’ (O.C.A.) type 2, a genetic condition in which a lack of melanin affects a person’s eyes, skin, and hair (pigment). One in every four children who have both parents with the A-s gene will be impacted. Judith was initially concerned with how other people could react to her daughter’s “ss.”
She didn’t cry immediately away, so I was concerned about what might occur and how she might react. She continued, remembering when she gave birth. However, I’m just relieved that she’s wonderful because they’re both healthy and causing me unneeded concern.
She is from Nigeria and she says that there are a lot of people around people with albinism in her country, but going to counseling to learn how to care for her has been a huge help. Aside from needing to see an eye specialist every six months and having more sun-prone skinʙᴜʀɴ, Kachi is in excellent health.
She caught a few looks as she and her mother walked down the street, but Judith didn’t appear perplexed. The majority of people don’t think they’re twins, Judith responds, and that’s also because of the texture of their hair. I could see the shock on their faces when I told them I was her mother.
She said, “It took me a long time to grasp that I would have to raise an albino. Having an albino child and a black child is not very common, therefore I am concerned about what people will think. Additionally, I am depressed and concerned about how she will fit into society and be perceived by others.