A Woman from Florida Welcomed a Rare Set of Identical Twins with Down Syndrome

A woman from Florida named Savannah Combs found out in 2021, that she was expecting twins, at that time she was becoming a mother for the first time and after knowing this she was overwhelmed with happiness.

But, after some time her doctors revealed to her and her husband that they were going to be the parents of identical twins with Down Syndrome. The couple became so shocked and emotional and started worrying about their kids.

Savannah told that initially, she cried a lot because of all the people who would judge them and their children for their condition in the future. But when she got to know that their children were going to be so unique and rare because the possibilities of having identical twins are 3 or 4 out of 1000.

“It’s very rare what they have, but they’ve been my little gems,” the mother shared with News4JAX“They’re called mono di twins, meaning that they had their own sacs, but they shared the same placenta, meaning that they were going to be identical.”

“Mo di twins as it is, it’s like very rare. And then you throw Down syndrome on top of it, it’s like one in 2 million,” she also told.

In May 2021, the doting parents welcomed their little girls named Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman. The twins have become two years old now and since they were born their parents have been posting their lives on their TikTok account, where they have more than 264K followers who love to know about their daughters day to day updates.

“They have feelings. They have a beating heart. They know how to talk. They know how to do things you do. They will get there. Like I said, it may be a step behind but they’re going to do it. I’ve learned these kids are feisty little things and happy little things,” Justin said to the news outlet.

The couple from Middleburg, Florida, shares several videos about their baby girls on a daily basis because they want to give other parents a message that babies with rare conditions can spend happy and normal lives like their kids.

“They’re just like us. I’m not going to treat them any differently because they have Down syndrome,” Combs said.

The 23-year-old mum revealed in one of her videos on TikTok, that during her pregnancy many people advised her to abort her babies and doctors also told her that the survival chances of the babies would not be more. But, the strong woman refused and took the risk. The little ones were premature at the time of their birth as they were born five months before their due date.

”Every [prenatal] appointment they were alive was a blessing to me,” Savannah told.

After coming into this world, the twins’ sisters, Kennadi and Mckenli had to spend some weeks in the NICU and then after some time, doctors allowed them to go home.

In one of her TikTok videos Savannah said, “I’m going to let them know that they’re just like us, and they’re going to get there as long as they put their minds to it,” 

While reacting on one of her posts, a user media user wrote that if she was in Savannah’s place, she would never accept that babies and keep them up for adoption.

”I wouldn’t want those babies; if mine came out like that, they would be straight up for adoption,” a person commented.

However, the proud mommy had a perfect reply for the commenter.

“I said, good thing they weren’t born to you and were born to me. God knew what he was doing by giving these babies to the right parents who would love them regardless,” she wrote on her Facebook.

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