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#NewBraunfels, #Texas: A Texas Army #veteran, #leehernandez , 47, has a dying wish. He spent 18 1/2 years in the U.S. #Army, including a tour in Iraq. But now, he is dying from an illness which has baffled doctors. His body is deteriorating in spite of 3 brain surgeries, and he continually experiences strokes that have taken his vision and cognition. He is currently in hospice care at his home, but he has a dying wish – for phone calls and text messages. [Update: the phone number for this man has been overwhelmed with calls. As soon as we can get the address, we will update.]
He asked his wife Ernestine to hold his phone one day in case someone might call, but no one did. “I guess no one wants to talk to me.” He was devastated and felt alone. “It broke my heart. (Lee’s) speech is not very well, so many people didn’t take much interest or want to talk to him.” Ernestine Hernandez
All of that changed when a friend, Michelle Fawbush, posted his plight in the Arizona Veteran’s Forum on Facebook on July 11
Lee asked for phone calls and text messages from strangers and veterans, and he has been getting them.
Between that and numerous news media such as AZ Central picking up the story, the family has received numerous phone calls and texts.
When people see such things, they may assume that the family doesn’t want any more, or that Lee will be overwhelmed. But in these last moments of his life, every text, every call is important to his well-being.
Lee is blind, so he can’t read a text, but his wife reads them to him.
The best time to call or text is between 2 and 6 p.m. Mountain time. The number to call or text is 210-632-6778.
It won’t take very much to let this veteran know that he’s not alone, and that people are thinking of him. Some people have been praying with him on the phone, which reportedly encourages him. Doctors have given up on this man, but we can make his final time on this earth better just by sending him our wishes for his recovery. If we find his physical address, we’ll pass it along in this article so you can also send cards.