Having twins is already a beautiful miracle, occurring in only 33 out of every 1,000 births. But imagine the rarity of not only having twins, but also having them both born with Down syndrome. This heartwarming story of Savannah Combs, a 23-year-old mother, showcases just how precious and unique her twins truly are.
Embracing the Rarity
When Savannah discovered she was expecting twins, she was filled with overwhelming joy. However, she soon learned that her twins were born with Down syndrome. While the news initially brought her some sadness, Savannah saw their condition as something incredibly valuable and special. She lovingly refers to her twins, Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, as her “little gems”. She understands that what they have is rare and extraordinary.
Savannah made the brave decision to document her postpartum journey with her twins on TikTok, sharing their milestones and experiences. Through her videos, she aims to challenge stereotypes and dispel misconceptions about Down syndrome. She even shared that someone suggested she should have aborted her twins. However, Savannah stood strong, believing that every prenatal appointment they attended together was a blessing.
Born prematurely, Kennadi Rue and Mckenli had to spend several weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before they could go home. Savannah explains that they were “mono di twins”, meaning they had their own sacs but shared the same placenta, making them identical.
In addition to their uniqueness, having Down syndrome makes them even more extraordinary, with odds of one in every two million. Despite this, Savannah sees her daughters as any other child, complete with emotions, a beating heart, and the ability to communicate. She firmly believes that they will reach their milestones, even if it may take a little longer.
Spreading Love and Acceptance
Although Savannah and her family have received love and support, they have also faced insensitive comments on social media. However, Savannah has the perfect response to these hurtful remarks. She proudly shares a message on Facebook, stating that her children were born to her, and she was chosen by God to be their mother. She reminds people that her daughters are beautiful, valuable, and deserving of love.
Savannah continues to share wonderful updates on TikTok as her daughters progress and achieve their milestones. Through her videos and messages, she hopes to show others that her girls are just like any other children, with the potential to accomplish anything they set their minds to. She invites everyone to spread the word about this touching story on Facebook, to foster understanding, acceptance, and love for children with Down syndrome.
Let’s celebrate the beauty and preciousness of these rare Down syndrome twins and support their loving family. Together, we can make a difference by embracing diversity and spreading love.