When Marky was a baby, we were referred to a geneticist to diagnose his albinism. The doctor determined he had albinism and when I asked why this appointment was even necessary the answer I was given was shocking and disappointing. He told me it’s important I understand that this genetic mistake would have a 25% chance of occurring with each future pregnancy and that if I wished, I could have in-utero testing to determine if I was carrying another child with albinism. Still confused, I asked what good that would do, and his reply was that it would be my choice to carry on or terminate the pregnancy having that information.
Well, we were absolutely blessed with one more child with albinism and it’s PERFECT in every way!! Mark and Nico are brothers, best buds, and they have each other to go through all the ups and downs of their condition together. Pretty sweet! And such a blessing. #lovemyboys #brothers
Yesterday was International Albinism Awareness Day. #IAAD #albinism #albinismisbeautiful