When Rebecca Cartellone purchased her mom and dad DNA testing kits for Christmas, she thought that the trio could explore their family history together. Perhaps she and her parents could bond, too, over tracing their roots. At the time, though, Rebecca had no idea just how much trouble her well-intentioned gift would cause. You see, when the Cartellones received the results of their respective tests, they uncovered a dark – and completely shocking – secret.
Rebecca had been born in November 1994 to Joseph and Jennifer Cartellone, and she had remained the couple’s much beloved only child even as she grew up. In time, though, the Cartellones’ daughter was eager to learn more about her unique family heritage, which was Italian on her father’s side.