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Help put Domingo "Luis" to rest

$2,910 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 94 people in 25 months
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Hello everyone. On June 14th, Domingo "Luis" Rodriguez was found unresponsive, fighting for his life. It his believed that he was assaulted. Luis was left brain dead from  his injuries, and took his last breath on June 16th, alone except for two kind people, friends who came to be with him in his final hours.

Luis was a very sweet man, a part of the Buca family for well over ten years before it closed down almost 6 months ago. Luis was a very hard worker, and ALWAYS had a smile on his face, accompanied by his sweet laugh when he would say hello to you. He was a man of few words, but he could make anyone elses day better with that smile, and he often did. The world has lost a kind soul. 

No one deserves to have their life ended that way, especially such a sweet older man, who was quiet and kept to himself. The disrespect for our elderly is out of  control, and a story like this is especially heartbreaking. We as a Buca family have all pulled together in the wake of this tragedy, and want to make sure that Luis has a proper burial, and a beautiful funeral that is a celebration of his life.  If his family is unable to be located (as is the case so far), we would like members of the community to join us in this celebration of life, so that this man can be surrounded by love as he is laid to rest. The medical examiner will keep Luis until someone is found, but if they cannot find anyone I will be updating this page with information about his funeral, so that anyone in our community may attend . 

The family of Buca Di Beppo is hoping to raise this money to give Luis a proper burial, as the state is unable to locate his only known family member, a son who we do not have any information on at this time, but who may be in the Chicago area. Please give what you can, and please share this page in hopes of finding his son. No one deserves to die alone and Luis deserves to be remembered and celebrated in a proper way. Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this, may God bless you all. 
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Thank you everyone for your kind words and for your donations and support. We were able to locate Luis's family, with the help of the Mexican consulate. His 91 year old mother was devastated at the loss of her son, but we were able to have his body embalmed and sent to her so that she may see him one last time before putting him to rest. Thank you all so much for all of the kindness that you have shown a stranger, it truly speaks to your character, and to the goodness that is left in humanity.
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Help put Domingo "Luis" to rest has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to Carolyn, Lucinda and Donna.
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Raised by 94 people in 25 months
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