Theirs was a tale of true love, but sadly, they were destined for heartache. While Jessica was blissfully pregnant with their fourth child, a little boy, their world came crashing down around them.
Robert was diagnosed with fast-moving testicular cancer that rapidly spread to his stomach and his lungs. Robert was hospitalized for treatment and Jessica continued working at the restaurant, caring for their children, nurturing their new baby, and driving back and forth to the out-of-town hospital to see him.
They couldn't afford for her to quit working, so she made the tiring trek daily, even sleeping in her minivan rather than paying for a hotel with money they didn't have to spare. She worried about losing their home and her van surviving all of the trips back and forth to the hospital.
Jessica's co-workers knew of her situation and supported her in every way they could. She also confided in her former second grade teacher Kimberly with whom she had remained in touch all these years.
Kimberly knew Jessica needed help but was too proud to ask - so Kimberly took matters into her own hands. She contacted the Fox5 Undercover Surprise Squad and shared Jessica's heartbreaking story.
One day, members of the surprise squad infiltrated themselves into the crowd of diners at Jessica's restaurant, ready to unleash their plan. Fox5 host Monica Jackson waited just outside the door with the camera crew.
What happened next is so wonderful that Jessica declared everyone her angels. She couldn't hold back any longer, the tears just flowed.