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Mum Of Black And White Twins Say People Do Not Believe They Are Her Children

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100Level, Nigeria.
A mother who gave birth to a black and albino babies says people refuse to believe the twins are hers because of their different skin colour.
Even Judith Nwokocha, 38, was worried hospital staff had made a mix up, after giving birth to albino baby girl Kachi, along with her brother Kamsi in 2016.
She’s often met with shock and confusion when she tells people they’re both hers but has never had a negative reaction to ‘beautiful’ Kachi.
The twins are getting on like a house on fire and ‘haven’t noticed anything different’ about each other.
Judith struggled for eight years to get pregnant until she successfully underwent IVF.
But when she gave birth she was in for a surprise.She said:'i was
shocked- I thought they had handed me somebody else’s baby, I didn’t believe she was mine.
‘It never crossed my mind I was going to have an albino baby, we don’t have any in my family, nor my husband’s family.
‘It was a real shock for me, I was thinking “what are they doing, why did they give me someone else’s baby?”.’
The photographer from Calgary, Canada, was told Kachi was behind her brother in growth and development at seven weeks pregnant.
She was told the twins could have had Down Syndrome and was warned Kachi might not survive and is ‘so grateful she did’.
Recalling the moment she gave birth, she said: ‘She didn’t cry initially so I was thinking what’s going to happen, how is she going to be?
‘But I was just glad she was perfect- both were healthy and they just made me be stressed for nothing.’
Kachi was diagnosed of Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA) type 2, an inherited condition where people do not produce sufficient melanin (pigment), affecting their eyes, skin and hair.
One in every four children have chances of being affected, when both parents carry the Albinism gene.
Judith says she was initially concerned about how people would react to her daughter’s condition.
She’s originally from Nigeria and says superstitions about albinos in her country left her worried, but going to counselling to learn how to look after her was a massive help.
Kachi is perfectly healthy apart from needing to see an eyesight specialist every six months and having skin which is more sensitive to burning in the sun.
She turns a few heads when walking with her mum in the street but Judith hasn’t let that put her down.
Judith added: ‘Most people don’t believe they’re twins- it’s also the hair texture that confuses them.
‘Someone has asked me: “where are her parents?”
‘I can see the look of shock in their faces when I tell them I’m her mum.’She added:'it took me a while to realise I’m going to be raising an albino. I was really concerned about what people were going to say, it’s not a very usual thing to have an albino and a black baby.
‘I was also sad, I was worried about how she is going to go through society, how people are going to treat her.
‘It didn’t affect my affection or love at all of course.
‘Where I come from, people in visible minorities are mistreated so I am grateful I live in a western country.
‘Other than the fact that she is different colour, she looks exactly like me.’

metro.co.uk/2019/07/02/mum-black-white-twins-say-people-not-believe-children-10102026/amp/
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