Critics are shut up by a picture of the mum of rare twins with Down syndrome showing how beautiful they are.
It’s still pretty rare to have twins, even though the chances went up by 72% between 1980 and 2018. About 33 of every 1,000 babies born are twins.
Also, what are the odds of having identical twins? About three to four out of every 1,000 babies born are identical twins. In other words, not very common.
Savannah Combs was 23 years old when she found out she was going to have twins. Then she found out that they both had Down syndrome, which is very rare.
Of course, the news made people feel bad. Because Savannah and her babies were sick, some people would judge her and her husband, Justin Ackerman.
But that’s what makes them so special to Savannah.
She told News4JAX, “They’ve been my little gems. What they have is very rare.”
Savannah from Middleburg, Florida, shared her story after giving birth on TikTok with her daughters Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman. The video quickly gained a lot of fans.
She said in one of her videos that she was told to kill her kids because they wouldn’t make it.
She made the choice to keep them and give them a chance.
Savannah said, “Every [prenatal] appointment they were alive was a blessing to me.”
Her husband was at boot camp when she found out that both of them had Down syndrome.
When Savannah went to the hospital, she was 29 weeks pregnant and gave birth to her girls. They are girls named Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, and they were born on May 12, 2021.
The twins were born two months early, so they had to stay in the NICU for a few weeks before they could go home.
That’s why they were called mono di twins: they had their own sacs but shared the same placenta, which meant they would be identical.
“Mo di twins are already pretty rare.” When you add Down syndrome to that, the chance is about 1 in 2 million.
Savannah said they are just like any other child, even though they have a rare disease.
“They feel things.” Their heart is beating. They can talk. They understand how you do things. “They’ll get there,” she told them.
“Like I said, they may be a step behind, but they’ll get it done. I’ve learned that these kids are both naughty and happy.
Savannah posts cute updates about each child’s progress on TikTok as they reach new stages.
“I’ll tell them they’re just like us and can get there if they work hard.”
Still, some people want to say bad things about Savannah and her family. Because of this, the young mum has had to deal with some really rude people on social media.
The first few months of life 😊
Put up by McKenli Kennadi Ackerman on November 30, 2021
Someone wrote to the mother, “I wouldn’t want those babies; if mine came out like that, they would be adopted right away.”
However, Savannah knew the best answer and shared it on Facebook.
“I told them, ‘Thank goodness they weren’t born to you. They were born to me.'” God was good because he gave these kids to parents who would love them no matter what.