Even though the chance of having twins increased by 72% between 1980 and 2018, it is still rare. About 33 sets of twins are born for every 1,000 babies born alone.
How likely is it to have two children who are genetically the same? About three or four sets of identical twins are born out of every thousand babies. To repeat it, this doesn’t happen very often.
Savannah Combs was 23 years old when she found out she was having twins. She was pleased about this. Then she discovered that both of them had Down syndrome, which was another strange thing.
That was a nasty piece of news. Savannah and her husband, Justin Ackerman, knew that other people would judge her and her children because of their appearance.
But for Savannah, this is exactly what makes them so very important.
She told News4JAX that “what they have is pretty rare” and that the things they have are “my little diamonds.”
Savannah, from Middleburg, Florida, and her daughters Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman posted videos about their lives after Savannah had a baby on the app TikTok. Because of this, the three of them got a lot of fans right away.
In one of her videos, Savannah said that doctors told her to end her pregnancies because the babies would not live.
She decided to keep them and give them a chance to speak up for themselves.
Savannah says, “Every prenatal checkup we went to while they were alive was a gift for me.”
When she discovered that both of her children had Down syndrome, her husband was away at military training.
Savannah was 29 weeks pregnant when she was finally taken to the hospital to have her children. Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, who would become identical twins, were born on May 12, 2021.
Since the twins were born two months before their due date, they had to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a long time before they could go home.
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“They are called mono di twins because each had their sac, but they shared the same placenta,” she said. This meant that the babies would be the same. “Their name comes from the fact that they were going to be the same.”
“Mo di twins as they are, it’s already very strange. And if you consider that they have Down syndrome, the odds are about 1 in 2 million.”
Savannah said that even though they have a rare disease, they are like other kids.
“They can feel. They have a heart that is beating right now. They are good with words. They are good at the things that you like to do. “They’ll get where they’re going,” she promised.
“I’ve said before that they might be a few steps behind, but they’ll get there. Even though they are young, I’ve noticed that these kids are full of life and happiness.
Savannah keeps her TikTok account up-to-date with cute pictures and videos of her kids as they reach new milestones.
I will tell them, “They’re just like us, and as long as they set their minds to it, they’ll get there.”
Still, many people need to tell Savannah and her family that they don’t like them. Because of this, some very rude people on social media have forced the young mother to defend herself.
One reader wrote to the mother, saying, “I wouldn’t want those kids. If my kids were born like that, they would be put up for adoption right away.”
On the other hand, Savannah had the best possible answer, which she posted on Facebook.
I told her, “You should be glad they weren’t born to you because they were born to me.” “God knew what he was doing when he gave these babies to the right parents who would love them no matter who they were or what they did,”
Beautiful girls. Whoever says something different is being very rude. These people are the kindest and most wonderful people in the whole world. I’d like it if you would share this happy story on Facebook