Army veteran's dying wish: Call or text me

Army veteran's dying wish: Call or text me

Army veteran's dying wish: Call or text me

A dying army veteran, Lee Hernandez, from Texas wanted people to call him and to text him as his very last wish. To date, Hernandez, who has suffered several strokes, has undergone three brain surgeries. They said there's nothing more they can do but try to make the 18-year Army veteran, who served in Iraq, comfortable. Hernandez's speech is failing and he can no longer see.

She made a decision to post in the Caregivers of Wounded Warriors Facebook group and ask other veterans if they could send Lee text messages or give him a phone call so he'd have someone to talk to.

Hernandez's wife, Ernestine Hernandez, told the Arizona Republic all he wants to do is talk to people. Hernandez is blind, but text messages are welcome, and Ernestine will read them to him.

But he does have one final request: He wants people to call and text him. The best way to do that, according to the veteran's wife, Ernestine, is with phone calls and text messages. Nevertheless, Ernestine said her husband is a "fighter" and has "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going".

So she reached out to Caregivers of Wounded Warriors, an advocacy group for caregivers, and the Arizona Veterans Forum posted his wish to Facebook, along with his phone number.

Ernestine says "a lot of people call to pray with him". A post explaining Hernandez's story has been shared more than 600 times since it was orignally shared on Tuesday. She says she will continue to give him the best life she can offer.

TheBlaze reached out to Hernandez, but did not hear back from him by press time.

Below is his number, if you want to take 5 minutes out of your day tomorrow and call him I know it will brighten his day. She also says that while Hernandez may not be able to answer every call due to excruciating pain, that she "wouldn't have it any other way".

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