Mom Of Two Albino Boys Reveals What It's Like To Raise Them And What Makes Them Really Unique
November 23, 2018 12:43
Many people find albinism fascinating. It’s a genetic condition, and those affected by it lack pigment in their skin, hair, and eyes.
Albinism is uncommon but not as rare as people may think. According to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the condition affects about 1 in 17,000 people.
Sadly, people with albinism are often discriminated against in some countries, especially in places where awareness of the condition is low. But there are people who are working to change that.
Already vulnerable children - orphans, children w/albinism or disabilities, preemies, specially gifted children & those simply deemed 'different' - are often falsely accused of witchcraft. Every child must be protected! @WHRIN @UNalbinism photo:@unicef_moz @UN_HRC v/@SRSGVAC pic.twitter.com/vkrhgO7fPL— Kent Page (@KentPage) March 9, 2018