Courtesy - Arizona Veterans Forum Facebook page

Jul 14, 2017 9:54 AM

An Army veteran's dying wish is to hear from you

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Lee Hernandez, an Army veteran in hospice care, wants to hear from you.

The 47-year-old veteran who served more than 18 years in the Army, including one tour in Iraq asked his wife to hold his phone one day, "in case someone calls," according to the Arizona Republic. But two hours later, no one did.

"I guess no one wants to talk to me," Hernandez told his wife.

His wife Ernestine Hernandez decided to do something about it and contacted Caregivers of Wounded Warriors. The Arizona Veterans Forum posted Hernandez's wish to Facebook and now the phone won't stop ringing.

Lee has continuous strokes that have affected his vision and cognitive abilities and his body is deteriorating despite three brain surgeries, Ernestine says. According to the Republic, doctors have not been able to pinpoint a cause for his illness and at this point they can do nothing more but make him comfortable.

If you want to brighten Lee's day with a text or phone call, his number is 210-632-6778.

He is blind, but his wife will read his texts to him.

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