World’s first set of twins born with different skin colors are now 21
When Donna and Vince Aylmer welcomed their twin daughters back in 1997, nothing could have prepared them for what they would be faced with.The two girls came out in completely different shades of skin color. One was black and the other white. The Gloucester, England couple named their twins Lucy and Maria.
When their parents found out they were going to have twins, they were shocked. Of course, who wouldn’t? Having a baby is not an easy task, so having two make things even more complicated. However, they were excited as well. They picked up the names as soon as they knew the gender of the babies, but little did they know about how their twins were going to be.
As the pair of girls grew up, they were found to have similar features though they were not identical twins. However, the major difference in skin color blurred everything. Furthermore, the caucasian's daughter had straight hair while her sister had curly hair. Their parents had three children before them. But the girls' parents have a lot to do with the bizarre incident. Their father is white, and their mother is half-white.
The rare situation sadly led to insecurity issues with the girls. Plus, the couple ended up with a divorce according to the Tab Post. Maria used to wish she had straight hair. She said that it was something she even used to cry about. Her sister, on the other hand, endured bullying at school. She recalled: “They thought I was adopted and called me a ghost".
At 21, the twins are growing into their own selves. With drastically different personalities, they opted to stop wearing matching outfits. Instead, one has taken on a more girly look while the other sister dresses comfortably. Either way, they're still sharing that unbreakable sisterly bond. Now, they embrace their difference and are happy with how they look.
Of course, it was a bit confusing for this pair of sisters to feel identified with a race, and contradictorily, many times one desired to be like the other. However, they learned to be comfortable with each one’s personality. Nowadays, people still get shocked by their differences, but they catch a lot of comments about how stunning they are.
Some people say they can see the resemblance on them because let’s remember that despite their different skin color, both are still twins, so they share some similar traits. Most of the comments these girls receive are that they have the same face and the same nose. However, it is something hard to notice at first sight.
Their story went viral all around the world, and now they are almost like celebrities. Since the twins understood that their differences are what make them unique, they stopped having confusing thoughts that made them feel less than the other. It is beautiful how these sisters have become mature adults, and now they can speak to others using their experience.
It is sad to see how these girls got so affected by the racial matter because we are all the same after all. Sometimes people give too much importance to this issue and forget that labels only are useful to divide us. But the Aylmer sisters learned the lesson and now are willing to teach it to others because they feel more united than ever.
Another surprising story about twins
A sad story regarding twins was shared online in April this year. Jamie Snider gave birth to two female twins as well. Their names are Aubrey and Maddy. Snider was thrilled at first, but things took a turn when she revealed her cancer diagnosis. Cancer forced her to do a surgery in which her kidney was removed. Then Snider went on with her battle.
She did chemotherapy which weakened her body. But Snider was determined to see her pregnancy through. In the 33rd week, doctors opted to do a C-section on Snider and it was successful. The devastation came soon after however. Snider's health quickly and inexplicably deteriorated in a short time. She said online that she was just happy to stop it to see her joyful babies.
The next day was her last as Snider passed away. She left behind her friend Larina Campanile, her husband and her newborns. However, her family will always remember her for her strength and kind heart. Besides, her husband will ever talk about Snider to the little girls, because she deserves to be recognized by everyone.
Life has its ups and downs, but the important thing is to be grateful for all of them. Having a child is a blessing, and when they come with health issues or particular characteristics, parents must teach them how to live a full life without regrets, just like any other kid. If you liked this article, don’t forget to share these amazing stories!