A dying Army veteran's last wish is to hear from you


An Army veteran from New Braunfels, Texas, has a terminal illness and a unique final wish.

He wants to hear from you.

Lee Hernandez, who is in hospice care at his Texas home, has suffered continuous strokes that affect his vision and cognitive abilities, the Arizona Republic reported.

But, at this point, all doctors can do for him is make him comfortable.

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Earlier this week, Hernandez, who served more than 18 years in the military, including a tour in Iraq, asked his wife to let him hold his phone, "in case some one calls," according to a post on the Arizona Veterans Forum.

But after several hours of no phone calls or texts, the 47-year-old veteran told his wife, "I guess no one wants to talk to me."

"It broke my heart," his wife, Ernestine Hernandez, told the Arizona Republic. "(Lee's) speech is not very well, so many people didn't take much interest or want to talk with him."

That is, until his wife contacted Caregivers of Wounded Warriors.

And since the Arizona Veterans Forum posted Hernandez's wish on Facebook, the Army veteran's phone has been blowing up.

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"A lot of people call to pray with him," said his wife, who has been reading text messages and cards of support to her blind husband. "It really uplifts him."

Lee Hernandez's telephone number is 210-632-6778. According to the Arizona Republic, Ernestine Hernandez said the best time to make contact with her husband is during the late afternoon or early evening, Central Daylight Time.

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