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Army Veteran's Dying Wish Is To Hear From You

Army Veteran's Dying Wish Is To Hear From You

Ernestine said she reads the messages to Lee, who's now blind from his health issues, and responds to as many as she can for him. The Facebook post garnered hundreds of reactions, with many promising to call, text or send Lee a card in the mail.

Hernandez's wife, Ernestine Hernandez, told the Arizona Republic all he wants to do is talk to people. His "speech is not very well, so many people didn't take much interest or want to talk to him".

Doctors have been unable to pinpoint the cause of the 47-year-old's illness and say there is nothing more they can do but make him comfortable.

A post in another veterans' Facebook group that shared Lee's story, said the outpouring of support resulted in efforts to get Lee a support dog, cleaning services and a visit from his old platoon that he lost touch with over the years.

But all of that changed when Hernandez's wife reached out to Caregivers of Wounded Warriors.

If you'd like to reach out to Hernandez, give a call or text to 210-632-6778. His condition is only worsening after three brain surgeries. Please let Lee know that the veterans in Arizona are thinking of him!

Hearing that, Ernestine new she had to act.

Ernestine wants people to continue to call or text Lee. "It really lifts him up". "I am trying to give him the best life I am able to with the help of my mom", Ernestine said.

People who want to call or text Lee should reach out in the evening hours, ideally between 2 and 6 p.m Arizona time.

"The experience is very painful, but I wouldn't have it any other way", she said.

"Thank you everyone for your calls and support, " she told The Arizona Republic.

Ernestine added that sometimes they can't answer the phone, because Lee is in an incredible amount of pain. The post said Hernandez had asked his wife to keep hold of his cell phone while he received hospice care in New Braunfels, Texas.