In a world where we can be anything, choosing kindness and love are always the best options. Many people are still discriminated against and ridiculed because of the decisions they make in life, which is sad.
They could easily become jaded, but instead they spread joy and hope to the world. There is strength in being generous, and the tale we’re telling today highlights why those qualities are so crucial.
THE OVERJOYED PARENT
Savannah Combs was overjoyed to learn she was having twins. When the doctors confirmed that she was carrying twins, her joy level increased. Nevertheless, there was yet another intriguing detail.
Although Combs had reason to suspect that one of the twins might have Down syndrome, he opted against confirming the diagnosis with a medical exam. She opted out of invasive diagnostics to find out if the kids were healthy, since she was afraid they would result in a miscarriage.
Combs was prepared to accept her children as they were because she feared losing any of them. “Every [prenatal] appointment they were alive was a blessing to me,” exclaimed the delighted first-time mom.
WELCOMING HER BUNDLES OF JOY
On May 12, 2021, two months early, at the Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, Combs gave birth to identical twin girls, Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman. Her newborns were picture-perfect, but they were also exceedingly uncommon.
When a stranger made nasty comments to his son who has Down syndrome, the Canadian father found himself in a similar situation.
Mono/Di twins like Kennadi and Mckenli, in which each girl has her own sac but shares a placenta, are extremely rare. Yet, that wasn’t the only thing that set them apart.
RARE AND BEAUTIFUL
It was determined that the sweet babies had Mosaic Down syndrome, the incidence of which was estimated to be one in two million. Due to their prematurity, the girls had to spend over two months in the hospital.
Combs said her husband, Justin Ackerman, cried when he found out about the twins. The mother, who was only 23 at the time, understood that many people would look down on her and her girls, but she never cared what others thought.
The mother of twins from Middleburg stated that her daughters were similar to other children. They were funny, sad, multifaceted people with varying temperaments and emotions. In her words, Kennadi is “a ray of sunshine.” Mckenli was a “total diva,” in contrast to her identical twin.
“They have feelings, they have beating hearts, they know how to talk, they know how to do things you do, and they will get there. Like I say, it may be a step behind, but they’re going to do it,” said Combs in an interview with News4Jax.
Combs documented her family’s life on TikTok despite the fact that she knew her children would be subjected to criticism. Many recordings of the adorable babies have amassed millions of views on the video-sharing platform TikTok.
Combs has been active on social media platforms like TikTok and Facebook in an effort to inform the public about Down syndrome. Unfortunately, there are always others who will condemn the young mother and her sweet daughters.
@savannahcombs1 These last 3 month have flown by. My girls are my world. #downsyndrome #twins God thank you so much ❤️ #trisomy21 #twinsisters ♬ Promises – Jhené Aiko
“I wouldn’t want those babies; if mine came out like that, they would be straight up for adoption,” said one person to Combs. The doting mom had a perfect response, which she shared in her Facebook post:
“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.”
Both Mckenli and Kennadi have made great progress thanks to their weekly speech, occupational, and physical therapy sessions. Combs said she is pleased as a mother since her twin daughters are developing normally. I agree with her on this one!
AN INSPIRATION FOR OTHERS
Combs is a strong and courageous mother because she chooses to love her daughters unconditionally despite the backlash. In addition, she works tirelessly to educate the public about Down syndrome while showing unconditional kindness and compassion to everyone she meets.
When a stranger made nasty comments to his son who has Down syndrome, the Canadian father found himself in a similar situation. He felt that having Down syndrome was a blessing in his life and wanted everyone to know it.
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