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Meet these adorable rare twins with Down syndrome


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Cerith Gardiner - published on 11/23/21

Their mom has shared their beautiful lives with her many followers on social media.

When Savannah Combs was pregnant with identical twins, she had no idea that they would be born with Down syndrome, according to a report in Live Action. Even though she’d had blood tests, the tests didn’t reveal the syndrome, probably due to the fact they were mono-di twins — babies who have their own sac but share the same placenta.


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She had refused invasive tests to discover if the babies had any underlying health issues, saying “the only way I could find out is from amniocentesis, and I opted out because it could cause a miscarriage, and I didn’t want to lose any of my babies. And I was going to love you just the way you were.”

The mom from Jacksonville, Florida, welcomed her “precious gems” into the world six weeks early with little girls Kennadi Rue and Mckenli Ackerman, who stayed in NICU for four weeks.

The babies are thriving, and Combs is keen to share with the world that they are just like any other others.

“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. 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,” she explained in an interview with News4Jax.

The doting mom also shared how the chances of having identical twins with Down syndrome were one in two million. And while these miracle twins are a true blessing to Combs, as she often shares with her 25,000 TikTok followers, others don’t always see it that way.

As Combs shared on her Facebook account, one person said to the mother, “I wouldn’t want those babies, if mine came out like that they would be straight up for adoption.”

The mom had the perfect response:

“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.”

Looking at the love enveloping these little girls, God certainly did know what He was doing.

To see these little identical beauties and their inspirational mom, click on the video below.

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