Army Vets Last Wish: Call or Text Me

  • Army Vets Last Wish: Call or Text Me

Army Vets Last Wish: Call or Text Me

But after waiting hours nobody rang, prompting Lee to tell his partner: "I guess no one wants to talk to me".

According to a post on Facebook, Lee Hernandez is terminally ill and now receiving hospice care in his Texas home. She says that Lee has received so many phone calls and texts, that they are now requesting e-mails.

"It broke my heart", said Ernestine.

It is not such a big deal to send Lee a supportive message in these hard moments, especially considering he served his country for a lot of years.

This wish comes after Lee told his wife, Ernestine Hernandez, one day to hold his phone just in case someone chose to call him.

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

Doctors haven't been able to identify the cause of his condition, and his wife, Ernestine Hernandez, told the paper Lee's health is worsening.

She reached out to "Caregivers of Wounded Warriors" to spread Lee's request. "(Lee's) speech is not very well, so many people don't take much interest or want to talk to him", Ernestine told the news outlet. Many of them pray with him. Nevertheless, Ernestine said her husband is a "fighter" and has "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going".

People who want to call or text Lee should reach out in the evening hours, ideally between 2 and 6 p.m Arizona time. "Thank you all for your text messages and your phone calls, and for thinking of me and supporting me" he said through a soft voice. Ernestine reads him text messages and cards, because her husband is blind at this point.

After the post calling for other veterans to give Hernandez a call, he and his wife have been inundated with calls.

The 47-year-old veteran has been fighting this inexplicable illness for five years, but he hit "rock bottom" about a year ago.