My name is Stacey Pequeño and my family and I have received the heart wrenching news one never expects to hear. Our father, Staff Sergeant Oscar Leal Pequeño, has recently passed away. While many of you do not know, my father had served in the United States Military for 31 years. He sacrificed his life for this great country and because of his service, he decided to stay in Indianapolis after his retirement. We did not speak often, but when we did, it was as if no time had passed. He was tenacious, full of life, and could make you cry of laughter with the endless stories he had. My father had always been a man of strength and courage. In recent years, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Watching him deteriorate before our eyes had been one of the most heart wrenching experiences, until now. He quickly went from moving independently, to depending upon others to assist him with the most basic of tasks such as taking a drink of water. On May 27, 2017 my father, The Big O, as he was often referred to, passed away from septic shock. It was not until today, June 6, 2017, did our family learn of this devastating news. Our goal is to raise $5,000 in order to pay for all funeral expenses including for his body to be brought from Indianapolis to the Chicagoland area. We are planning on a military service, but the cost is still over $6,500. Any dollar amount to help our family is greatly appreciated. From the bottom of our hearts, we are extremely thankful for your willingness to even read this post. Thank you, and God bless.