Being a twin is already a wonderful miracle because only 33 births out of 1,000 result in twins.
However, consider how unusual it would be to have twins and for them to both have Down syndrome from birth.
Savannah Combs, a 23-year-old mother, shares a touching story that demonstrates how special and unique her twins are.
Embracing the Rarity
Savannah experienced extreme joy upon learning she was expecting twins. She soon discovered, though, that her twins had Down syndrome from birth. Savannah was initially saddened by the news, but she also saw their condition as something very special and valuable.
Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, her twins, are affectionately referred to as her “little gems.” She knows that what they have is exceptional and uncommon.
Savannah bravely decided to share her twins’ experiences and milestones on TikTok as she chronicled her postpartum journey with them. She wants to dispel myths and challenge stereotypes surrounding Down syndrome through her videos.
She went on to say that someone had advised her to abort her twins. Savannah, though, persisted, considering each prenatal visit they went to as a pair a boon.
Kennadi Rue and Mckenli were born prematurely, so before they could go home, they had to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for several weeks. According to Savannah, they were “mono di twins,” which means that although each of them had a separate sac, their placentas were identical.
Their odds of one in every two million make them even more remarkable, given that they have Down syndrome on top of their uniqueness. Savannah, however, views her daughters as just any other child—as beings with feelings, hearts, and minds of their own—despite this. Even though it might take a little longer, she is adamant that they will reach their milestones.
Spreading Love and Acceptance
Savannah and her family have been showered with love and support, but they have also had to deal with hurtful remarks on social media. But Savannah has the ideal retort to these hurtful comments. She proudly posts on Facebook that she was chosen by God to be the mother of her children and that she is the one who gave birth to them. She tells everyone that her daughters are lovely, important, and worthy of love.
Savannah keeps her daughters’ progress and accomplishments documented on TikTok with amazing updates. She wants people to see her videos and messages as proof that her girls are just like any other kids and can achieve anything they set their minds to. She extends an invitation to everyone to share this heartwarming tale on Facebook in an effort to promote compassion, acceptance, and understanding for kids with Down syndrome.
Together with their devoted family, let’s honor the rare beauty and priceless nature of these twins with Down syndrome. Spreading love and embracing diversity can help us all make a difference.