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

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

He soon was receiving an outpouring of prayers, phone calls and uplifting text messages that Ernestine read to him. The Facebook post garnered hundreds of reactions, with many promising to call, text or send Lee a card in the mail. He then told his wife, "I guess no one wants to talk to me". "(Lee's) speech is not very well, so many people didn't take much interest or want to talk to him".

The doctors have been unable to pinpoint what exactly has caused Hernandez's illness, and said the only thing they can do is make him as comfortable as possible.

She got help from "Caregivers of Wounded Warriors" to support this request.

Earlier this week, a Facebook group, the Arizona Veterans Forum, posted about Lee, explaining his situation and asking people to call and text the 47-year-old. His condition is only worsening after three brain surgeries.

Despite the circumstances, Ernestine discovered a simple but meaningful way to brighten Lee's day: phone calls and text messages from others.

He served in the army for 18 and a half years, according to KRON, including a tour in Iraq. Many come from veterans and people who want to let him know he is not alone. "They are an excellent support group of wives and ladies who know the struggles of what we go through", Ernestine said. After just three days Lee was said to have received over 53,000 text messages and been inundated with calls from across the U.S. and even overseas. She says she will continue to give him the best life she can offer.

Hearing that, Ernestine new she had to act. She said that it's best to reach out between 2 and 6 p.m.

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

Hernandez's final wish is to receive phone calls from people all across the country, the Arizona Republic reported.



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