Veteran's dying wish is for you to give him a call

Dying Army veteran asks for phone calls, text messages

"It really uplifts him", said Ernestine, who reads the text messages and cards to her husband because he is almost blind. Therefore, as his last wish, he wanted people - strangers - to give him a call or to send him a text. "(Lee's) speech is not very well, so many people didn't take much interest or want to talk with him".

Doctors aren't sure what caused his illness, and they believe that all that can be done for him now is to make him as comfortable as possible.

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.

Lee reportedly has received a ton of calls, many from veterans and people who want to let him know that he's not alone in his suffering, and that a lot of people are praying for him. The Texan veteran has undergone three brain surgeries, and his body is deteriorating very fast.

Hernandez served 18 years in the United States Army with a tour in Iraq. "They are an excellent support group of wives and ladies who know the struggles of what we go through", Ernestine said.

His wife, Ernestine Hernandez, said she found a therapeutic way to brighten her husband's day: Phone calls and text messages from others. Hernandez wife asks well-wishers to call between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET. "It really lifts him up".

"Thank you, everyone, for your calls and support", Ernestine said. "I am trying to give him the best life I am able to with the help of my mom", she told the newspaper. Ernestine describes his husband as a fighter that has "beaten the odds". The best time to reach him is between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST, because that's when he's most alert.

Ernestine added that sometimes they can't answer the phone, because Lee is in an incredible amount of pain.

The phone number to reach Hernandez is 210-632-6778.

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