Celebrating the Beauty: Mother of Rare Down Syndrome Twins Defies Critics

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While the likelihood of twin pregnancies has increased by 72% from 1980 to 2018, they still remain relatively rare, occurring in about 33 out of every 1,000 births. Identical twins, constituting three to four births out of 1,000, are also not very common.

The news of expecting twins brought immense joy to 23-year-old Savannah Combs. However, the rarity heightened when she learned that both twins have Down syndrome.



Certainly, the news was distressing. Savannah and her husband, Justin Ackerman, understood that given her condition and the state of their children, there would be judgment from some people.

However, Savannah views this judgment as what adds to the unique beauty of her children. “What they have is very uncommon, but they’ve been my little treasures,” she expressed.



Savannah, originally from Middleburg, Florida, shared her postpartum experience on TikTok, featuring her children Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman. The videos quickly gained popularity.

In one of her TikTok videos, Savannah revealed that she had been recommended to consider terminating her pregnancy as her children were not expected to survive. Despite this advice, she chose to keep them and give them a chance.

“Every prenatal appointment where they were still alive was a blessing to me,” Savannah



While her spouse was away at boot camp, Savannah discovered that both of their twins had Down syndrome.

Admitted to the hospital at 29 weeks into her pregnancy, Savannah gave birth to twin daughters, Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, on May 12, 2021. The identical twin sisters had to spend a few weeks in the NICU before being able to go home, as they were born prematurely, two months ahead of schedule.



“They’re identified as mono-di twins, indicating that they each had their own sacs but shared the same placenta, signifying their identical nature,” she explained.

“Mono-di twins are already quite rare, and when you add Down syndrome to the mix, it becomes one in 2 million.”

Despite their uncommon condition, Savannah emphasizes that they are just like any other children.

“They experience emotions, have beating hearts, know how to communicate, and can do things you do. They’ll get there,” she expressed. “Although they might be a step behind, I’ve discovered that these kids are spirited and joyful little individuals.”



Savannah regularly shares heartwarming updates on TikTok as each of her children continues to achieve their developmental milestones.

“I want to convey to them that they are just like us and that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.”

However, despite the positive updates, Savannah and her family have faced criticism from some individuals. The young mother found herself having to address cruel comments from certain people on social media.

One individual wrote to the mother, saying, “I wouldn’t want those babies; if mine came out like that, they would be straight up for adoption.” In response, Savannah posted the perfect reply on Facebook.

“I replied, saying, ‘It’s a 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.'”



Gorgeous girls. Anyone who asserts the contrary is just being cruel. These people are the most priceless and kind ones there are! Please spread the word about this touching tale on Facebook.