Army veteran's dying wish: Call or text me

Lee Hernandez of New Bravos Texas has asked that people reach out by texting or calling him

He wants anyone to send him a text message or give him a call.

"After two hours and no calls he told his wife, 'I guess no one wants to talk to me, '" the post read.

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. She got some help from a member of an Arizona veterans group on Facebook, Michelle Fawbush, whose July 11 post struck a chord with the community.

Ernestine chose to reach out to Caregivers of Wounded Warriors - a support group for partners of injured servicemen and women - to ask others to contact Lee and wish him well.

Anyone who wishes to do so can call Hernandez at 201-632-6778 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Arizona time.

Ernestine says her husband's body is deteriorating despite three brain surgeries.




Hernandez served for 27 years and did one tour in Iraq.

Ernestine says "a lot of people call to pray with him". Many come from veterans and people who want to let him know he is not alone. She described him as a "fighter" who has "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going".

So she reached out to Caregivers of Wounded Warriors, an advocacy group for caregivers, and the Arizona Veterans Forum posted his wish to Facebook, along with his phone number.

Ernestine wants people to continue to call or text Lee. "It really uplifts him". The best time to reach him is between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST, because that's when he's most alert. "I am trying to give him the best life I am able to with the help of my mom", Ernestine said.

"Thank you everyone for your calls and support".

Ernestine added that sometimes they can't answer the phone, because Lee is in an incredible amount of pain. Hernandez recently suffered a number of strokes that have left him in significant pain.

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