Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Dying Army veteran has one final wish - to talk to you

Dying Army veteran asks for phone calls, text messages How You Can Grant This Dying Army Vet's Final Wish With Just A Text
Marlene Weaver | 15 July, 2017, 02:24

"After two hours and no calls he told his wife, 'I guess no one wants to talk to me, '" the post read. "Lee's speech is not very well, so many people don't take much interest or want to talk to him", she said. She shared Hernanez's dying wish with a number of Veteran communities, and eventually his number made its way to the Arizona Veterans Forum's Facebook page.

And even though Lee Hernandez is in a tough spot, Ernestine said that he's "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going".

Since then, Ernestine Hernandez says her husband has received an influx of calls and text messages of support. All his doctors can do to help is make him more comfortable in hospice care. Therefore, as his last wish, he wanted people - strangers - to give him a call or to send him a text. Lee Hernandez, who spent 18 years in the Army and served a tour in Iraq, has undergone three brain surgeries, but continues to suffer from strokes that are effecting his cognitive abilities, AZCentral.com reported.

She reached out to "Caregivers of Wounded Warriors" to spread Lee's request. "Please let Lee know that the veterans in Arizona are thinking of him!"

This confession broke his wife's heart, so she found out a way to make people call Lee to make him feel better.

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"A lot of people call to pray with him", Ernestine said.

Hearing that, Ernestine new she had to act. "It really uplifts him".

The 47-year-old has been battling health issues for five years but hit "rock bottom" more than a year ago.

Ernestine suggests those who want to call or text should do so between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Ernestine said that is when Lee is alert despite heavy pain medication.

Ernestine says that if he doesn't respond, it's simply because he's in too much pain.

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