The girls’ TikTok videos have become quite popular.
The very existence of a set of identical twins is miraculous. Only three or four out of every thousand births are like this.
First-time mum Savannah Combs found out she was pregnant twins. The prospect of having twins filled her and her husband with delight.
The pregnancy progressed normally, and the couple found out they were having daughters. The couple was shocked to find out that both of their identical twins were affected with Down syndrome.
Savannah, then 23, was taken aback by the diagnosis, but she quickly came to terms with the fact that it just meant that her daughters would be very unique.
That they would be born with the condition didn’t bother her at all. She knew full well that not everyone would welcome her little bundles of joy, but this didn’t bother her too much.
“It’s very rare what they have, but they’ve been my little gems,” the mother said to News4JAX.
Savannah and her husband Justin chose to document their experience of having twins on TikTok after the kids were born. As Savannah shared updates on social media about her two adorable daughters, Kennadi Rue and Mckenli, she attracted a large following.
Savannah mentioned in one of her TikTok videos that she was urged to abort her pregnancy due to the girls’ low survival odds, but she chose to keep them. She ended up being correct in her judgement. During each prenatal visit that they were still alive, Savannah counted it as a gift.
They were five weeks early at birth and spent some time in the neonatal intensive care unit. They are doing well at the age of nine months now. They are, in truth, no different from any other newborn.
The fact that they shared a placenta while having separate sacs is what makes them “mono di twins,” as Savannah put it.
Mo di twins are already quite uncommon. The odds of having a child with Down syndrome are already one in two million.
They’re emotional beings. There is life in them. They are fluent communicators. They’ve mastered the skills you use every day.
They will succeed,” she reassured me. Like I mentioned, it could be delayed, but they’re going to get there eventually. I’ve noticed the kids here are really spirited and upbeat.
She enjoys demonstrating the fact that persons with Down Syndrome can lead fulfilling lives despite their condition.
I’m going to assure them that, with hard work and determination, they can succeed just as we have.
There will, as usual, be naysayers who condemn Savannah’s decision to raise her children independently of an outside father figure.
One commenter on one of the videos said, “I wouldn’t want those babies; if mine came out like that, they would be straight up for adoption.” But one mum knew just how to respond to the bully.
The fact that they were born to me rather than you was, of course, a blessing. Savannah said, “God must have known he was giving these children to parents who would love them no matter what.”
Savannah’s mission to educate the world about Down Syndrome and show people that people with the condition can live happy and productive lives, just like her own two precious daughters, brings great joy to her daughters.
Watch the video below to learn more about this inspiring family.