Mom of rare twins with Down syndrome silences critics with a recent photo showcasing their beauty…

The likelihood of giving birth to twins increased by 72 percent between 1980 and 2018, yet it remains relatively uncommon, with about 33 out of every 1,000 births being twins. Identical twins are even rarer, occurring in roughly three or four out of every 1,000 births.

When 23-year-old Savannah Combs discovered she was pregnant with twins, she was ecstatic. Then she learned something even more unusual: both babies had Down syndrome.

This news was emotional for Savannah and her husband, Justin Ackerman, as they anticipated some people judging their children due to their condition. However, to Savannah, this made them incredibly special.

“It’s very rare what they have, but they’ve been my little gems,” she told News4JAX.

Savannah, from Middleburg, Florida, shared her journey with her daughters, Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, on TikTok, where they quickly gained a following.

In one video, Savannah mentioned that she was advised to terminate her pregnancy because the babies might not survive. She chose to keep them and give them a chance.

“Every [prenatal] appointment they were alive was a blessing to me,” she explained.

When she learned they both had Down syndrome, her husband was at boot camp. Savannah was 29 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to the hospital and delivered her daughters. The identical twin girls were born on May 12, 2021, two months before their due date, and spent several weeks in the NICU before coming home.

“They’re called mono di twins, meaning they had their own sacs but shared the same placenta, so they were identical,” she said. “Mo di twins are very rare, and with Down syndrome, it’s like one in 2 million.”

Despite their rare condition, Savannah insists they are just like any other children.

“They have feelings, a beating heart, and they know how to talk and do things you do. They will get there,” she said. “It may take a bit longer, but they’ll do it. These kids are feisty and happy.”

As her daughters reach their milestones, Savannah shares updates on TikTok.

“I’m going to let them know they’re just like us and can achieve anything they set their minds to.”

Some people, however, criticize Savannah and her family, leading her to respond to insensitive comments on social media.

“I wouldn’t want those babies; if mine came out like that, they would be straight up for adoption,” one person wrote to her.

Savannah responded perfectly, sharing on Facebook: “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.”

Savannah’s beautiful girls are a testament to the love and resilience of their family. Please share this heartwarming story on Facebook.

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