Little Leila Maxine Lucero went home with the rest of her brothers and sisters on the Angel MedFlight air ambulance transport to Watertown, N.Y. Leila, her mother will tell you, was the fighter of the Lucero quintuplets who were born prematurely last December. A day before Jessica Lucero gave birth to her four surviving quintuplets, Leila Lucero passed away. It was Christmas Day.
Jessica Lucero and her husband, Army Sgt. Esdras Lucero, whom you meet in the latest episode of Angel MedFlight's "My Real Life Moment™" patient video series, had grown accustomed to heartbreak. Jessica's first five pregnancies had ended in miscarriages. She then lost twins Amber and Danielle at birth.
Jessica thought she would never be able to have children, but then came the miracle — Jessica found out she was pregnant with quintuplets.