Savannah Combs, who is from Middleburg, Florida, was overjoyed to learn that she was expecting twins. She then discovered that they both had Down syndrome, which is also unusual.
She and her husband were aware that some people might judge their babies because of the condition, but they weren’t very concerned about it.
Savannah told News4JAX: “It’s very rare what they have, but they’ve been my little gems”.
At 29 weeks pregnant, Savannah was admitted to the hospital and gave birth to her daughters. On May 12, 2021, Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, identical twin daughters, were born.
The twins had to spend a few weeks in the NICU before going home because they were born two months early.
Despite having an unusual condition, Savannah said her daughters are just like any other child.
“They have feelings. They have a beating heart. They know how to talk. They know how to do things you do. They will get there,” she said.
“Like I said, it may be a step behind but they’re going to do it. I’ve learned these kids are feisty little things and happy little things.”
Savannah also posted videos and pictures of her daughters on social media, where they quickly went viral.
Many people left praise and positive comments about her kids. However, one person told her “I wouldn’t want those babies if mine came out like that they would be straight up for adoption”.
And the mother had a perfect answer:
“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.”
Recently, Savannah have created a Go Fund me page to call for help because her family is facing financial hardship.
She said she never imagined her life would be where it is right now. But she has always tried hard to take care for her daughters and always will!!