While the likelihood of having twins has increased by 72% from 1980 to 2018, it remains relatively rare. In the United States, approximately 33 out of every 1,000 births result in twins. Even more uncommon are sets of identical twins, with only about three or four sets born per 1,000 births.

For 23-year-old Savannah Combs, the news of expecting twins brought immense joy. However, the uniqueness of her situation was further compounded by the fact that both twins had Down syndrome.

The news was undoubtedly difficult to digest for Savannah and her husband Justin Ackerman. They anticipated judgment and perhaps pity from others due to their unique situation with both twins having Down syndrome.

However, rather than feeling burdened by their circumstances, Savannah cherishes her children as invaluable treasures. In an interview, she expressed that despite the rarity of their condition, her twins are her precious gems.

Savannah, hailing from Middleburg, Florida, along with her daughters Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, began sharing their journey on TikTok shortly after Savannah gave birth, quickly amassing a following.

In one of her TikTok videos, Savannah revealed that she had been advised to terminate her pregnancy due to the perceived unlikelihood of the babies surviving. However, she made the courageous decision to continue with the pregnancy, giving her daughters a chance to defy the odds. Savannah expressed that every prenatal checkup confirming their continued life brought her immense joy.

It was a challenging time for Savannah when she received the news that both of her daughters had Down syndrome, especially considering her husband was away at military training at the time.

When Savannah was admitted to the hospital for the delivery, she was at 29 weeks of pregnancy. On May 12, 2021, Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, identical twin daughters, were born.

Due to their premature birth, the twins had to spend several weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before they were deemed healthy enough to be discharged home.

Savannah emphasized that despite their rare condition, her daughters are just like any other babies. She highlighted that they are complex individuals with emotions, capable of speaking and achieving milestones like any other child.

Savannah expressed her belief that while they might progress at a slightly different pace, they have the resilience and determination to accomplish anything they set their minds to. She described her children as joyful and tenacious, regardless of their size.

Savannah regularly shares adorable videos and photos of her children’s developmental progress on TikTok. She aims to instill in them the belief that they are capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.

Through her posts, she spreads positivity and inspires others to embrace diversity and celebrate every individual’s unique journey. Watch their heartwarming video below, and don’t forget to share this message of positivity with your Facebook friends.