Albinism is a group of inherited disorders that results in little or no production of the pigment melanin, which determines the color of the skin, hair, and eyes, so all forms of albinism cause problems with the development and function of the eyes. (Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center)

“When God closes a door, he opens a window somewhere else.” Asel, 14 years old, and Kamila, 2 years old, are sisters from Kazakhstan. They were born with “albinism,” and since they were children, they have been mocked and insulted in various ways. When her sisters were born, her mother, Aimen Sarkitova, was likewise taken aback. When everything appeared to be normal, she had no idea what was going on.

Everything is normal for Asel (left, top row), who has an 8-year-old brother with a dark complexion. The younger brother is equally perplexed as to why his older sister is so different from the rest of the family. They were later discovered to have relatives who carried the Albinism gene.

Asel, who is born an “albino”, is no different from other children. Only her hair, eyes, and skin color are white, and she can’t be exposed to too much sun. At first, Asel was often teased by people around her, she didn’t know how to deal with the situation on her own.

At one point, an advertiser invited Asel to shoot for an advertisement, which started her brilliant life from then on. Today, Asel is already a popular model, and she takes her younger sister for a photoshoot together!

As a model, Asel grew to be generous and self-assured. She fearlessly stood in front of the camera to show off her individuality. She now has approximately 70,000 Instagram followers, and the “pure white” sisters are attracting an increasing number of people. Asel’s younger brother is equally pleased to present them to people; however, his sister and younger sister are not the same. Smile at life and you will get greater happiness.

“Remind yourself of how far you’ve come when you’re feeling insecure or like you don’t measure up.” And it will occur to you at that point that you have climbed mountains and can overcome any obstacle.” Burgunder of Brittany

By Lilit

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