My twin sister has albinism - The nine-year-old twins born different

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The nine-year-old twins born different
The nine-year-old twins born different

Nine-year-old She'riq, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, was born with Albinism, but her twin brother Te'riq amazingly was not.

Speaking to Barcroft TV, She'riq said: "People sometimes don't believe we are twins. We're totally different. He's funnier than me and I'm just kind of calm."

"Everybody comes up to me and they're like 'why are you lighter than your brother?' So I tell them."

Dad, Terry Sr., said: "We didn't know one of the twins had Albinism until She'riq was born. Looking at the doctors' facial expressions was just amazing. It was shocking to all of them."

One in 18,000 to 20,000 people in the United States are born with Albinism, which causes pale skin, sensitivity to the sun, and eyesight issues.

This wasn't the first experience of Albinism for parents Sherria and Terry Elliott Sr., who had welcomed a daughter with the same condition ten years before the twins.

Now 20, older sister Sheterria has been a mentor and support for She'riq, having navigated the negativity that can come with the condition.

You can see the family's story in the video above.