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

Dying Army veteran asks for phone calls, text messages

According to Hernandez's wife, Erestine, Hernandez recently asked her to hold his phone in case anyone called.

According to an interview with AZCentral, Lee's wife Ernestine says her husband is blind and he feels as though his declining cognitive abilities have deterred supporters and friends from placing a call.

The wife of an 18½-year U.S. Army veteran who's on his death bed in New Bravos, Texas, is reaching out to Americans everywhere to ask that they fulfill his one last wish in life.

"It broke my heart, " Ernestine told The Arizona Republic.

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

But it gave her an idea, and so she reached out - beginning with "Caregivers of Wounded Warriors". However, the phone never rang, and he said to his wife that perhaps no one wanted to talk to him or to know how he is.

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The dying veteran served for 18 1/2 years in the military, including a tour of duty in Iraq.

Hearing that, Ernestine new she had to act.

Michelle Fawbush, A member of an Arizona veterans group on Facebook, posted a message to fellow veterans about Hernandez back on July 11.

"Thank you everyone for your calls and support", Ernestine Hernandez said. Though she said he hit "rock bottom" a year ago, he has "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going". Central Time. The number is (210) 632-6778. "I am trying to give him the best life I am able to with the help of my mom".

Ernestine adds that if they don't answer the phone every time, it's not that they don't care, but some days Lee is in an incredible amount of pain.

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