Twins are often born identical, and sometimes not, but in the case of a Florida brother and sister, the two couldn’t look more different. Nine-year-old She’riq, of Pembroke Pines, was born with albinism, but her twin brother Te’riq was born without it.
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 10 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 when living with a misunderstood condition.