Army veteran's dying wish is a phone call or text from you

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According to a post on Facebook, Lee Hernandez is terminally ill and now receiving hospice care in his Texas home.

Lee Hernandez, 47, is under hospice vehicle in New Braunfels, Texas, where he has suffered continuous strokes that have caused his vision and cognitive abilitites to start shutting down. "I am trying to give him the best life I am able to with the help of my mom", she said. Hernandez's speech is failing and he can no longer see.

Lee Hernandez, 47, has undergone three brain surgeries but his body is still deteriorating and he continues to suffer from frequent strokes, according to AZ Central.

The phone stayed silent for two hours before Lee told his wife, "I guess no one wants to talk to me".

Since then, Ernestine Hernandez says her husband has received an influx of calls and text messages of support.

Since the Arizona Veterans Forum posted his wish on Facebook, Lee Hernandez has been receiving plenty of calls and texts. Text messages could be sent to the same number.

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Yates told Daily Mail she was "heartbroken" over the hospital's initial decision to keep Mahoney out of her child's room. "In 40 years of pastoral ministry, I have never once been denied the right to pray over a patient in a hospital".

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

The goal, the initial post said, is to let Lee know people are thinking of him.

Hearing that, Ernestine new she had to act. Eastern time. That is when Hernandez is most alert.

Anyone wanting to lift Lee's spirits is asked to call between the hours of 2 p.m.to 6 p.m. Though she said he hit "rock bottom" a year ago, he has "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going". I do not know all the details, BUT what I do know is his wife told me he asked to hold his phone and when she asked why he said, "incase someone calls".

She calls Lee a "fighter, and says "a lot of people call to pray with him".

An Army veteran is fighting the last battle of his life and a simple phone call from a grateful well-wisher could be just the support he needs at this time.