Someone once said that every person is a miracle. And while it’s true that we all come in different shapes and sizes, it’s a common belief that genetics isn’t Russian roulette. As a result, most parents anticipate their children to look like them, but some of these miracles are more shocking than others, leaving their parents speechless only seconds after yelling their welcome to this new world.
This was exactly the case of the Mexican-American couple, Edith and Raul Garcia. And while their baby girl is not the first albino beauty we’ve marveled at, her story is truly special!
A mum-of-two was left confused and questioning herself when her baby girl was born with ivory-colored skin and blonde hair.
When Edith Garcia and her husband Raul learned they were expecting another child in 2013, they were both surprised and overjoyed. They already had a beautiful baby daughter named Mariah and were looking forward to welcoming another child into the world.
But after she gave birth in June 2014, the room went silent (except the baby’s screams, of course) after seeing the newborn had porcelain skin and completely blonde hair! “I didn’t know what to think,” said Edith.
Neither Edith nor her husband Raul knew they had an 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚 gene in their family. And only found out they both had albino relatives after Tatiana was born. Turns out, Raul’s family history was kind of similar, as he had distant cousins with the condition. Edith says they weren’t sure of their daughter’s condition at first, which made them question it and do a lot of research.
Both the adorable girl and her family are learning about her condition as they go and are trying to raise their daughter as normal as possible.
She added: “I quickly learned that 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚 was not very common amongst us and not a lot of people including myself knew anything about it.
“I have read and seen some very heartbreaking things towards people with 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚 and that’s when it clicked.
“I will do everything in my power to raise awareness for Tatiana and every person that follows her. We are in this 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚 community and together we will raise awareness.
“I believe everything happens for a reason so being a mama to a little girl with 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚 has always been God’s plan.
“I have made it a point to teach anyone that comes across as interested and eager to learn with the continuous support of our friends and family.
“I think it’s cute that she feels beautiful and knows how special she is but it is more important than she knows her inner beauty.
But they still have to make little adjustments due to her eyes and skin being extra sensitive to light. They took up a mission to learn as much as possible about 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚 for Tatiana’s sake
Edith describes her daughter as “a force to be reckoned with and she will not let her vision impairment get in the way”. She found great comfort in people online who were albinos themselves or had a family with the condition.
She also acknowledges that she has heard some heartbreaking remarks directed towards persons with 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚. That was the turning point in her choice to go public with her daughter’s illness. And admires both her character and the uncanny beauty.
“While everyone can compliment her hair or looks, I will be behind the scenes telling her how smart, strong, and kind she is.
“Remember that they’re born this way; they don’t know any different. Identify their strengths and work on their difficulties, support them.”