Army veteran seeks phone calls and texts as dying wish

Lee Hernandez of New Bravos Texas has asked that people reach out by texting or calling him

Lee Hernandez of New Bravos Texas has asked that people reach out by texting or calling him

Earlier this week, he asked his wife to let him hold his phone, "in case someone calls", according to a post on the Arizona Veterans Forum. However, the phone never rang, and he said to his wife that perhaps no one wanted to talk to him or to know how he is.

The Arizona Republic said the best time to call or text is between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. CT.

"He is blind so his wife can read a text but he cannot", the post reads. "(Lee's) speech is not very well, so many people didn't take much interest or want to talk with him".

She reached out to "Caregivers of Wounded Warriors" to spread Lee's request. To date, Hernandez, who has suffered several strokes, has undergone three brain surgeries.

The wife of an 18½-year U.S. Army veteran who's on his death bed in New Bravos, Texas, is reaching out to Americans everywhere to ask that they fulfill his one last wish in life.

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Some posted screenshots of reactions they had gotten to their text messages to Lee Hernandez.

The dying veteran served for 18 1/2 years in the military, including a tour of duty in Iraq.

Lee's simple request for a phone call is a small request that can help ease the pain of a veteran who has given so much to protect our country. Nevertheless, Ernestine said her husband is a "fighter" and has "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going".

"Thank you, everyone, for your calls and support". 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". The best time to reach him is between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST, because that's when he's most alert.

Lee Hernandez's telephone number is 210-632-6778.

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