"An Army veteran with a terminal illness has a final wish that we can all help with.
It's doesn't require much effort on our part but would make a world of difference to a man who served his country.
He wants us, you, to send him text messages or give him a call.
Lee Hernandez, who is under hospice care at his home in New Braunfels, Texas, has continuous strokes that have affected his vision and cognitive abilities. The 47-year-oldâ€™s body is deteriorating despite three brain surgeries, according to his wife, Ernestine Hernandez.
Doctors have not been able to pinpoint a cause for Leeâ€™s illness and said there is nothing more they can do but make him comfortable.
'I guess no one wants to talk to me'
Despite the circumstances, Ernestine discovered a simple but meaningful way to brighten Leeâ€™s day: phone calls and text messages from others."
Army veteran's dying wish is to hear from you
"People who want to call or text Lee should reach out in the evening hours, ideally between 2 and 6 p.m Arizona time. Ernestine said that is when Lee is alert despite heavy pain medication.
The phone number to reach the Hernandezes is 210-632-6778.
Ernestine adds that if they donâ€™t answer the phone every time, itâ€™s not that they donâ€™t care, but some days Lee is in an incredible amount of pain.
â€śThe experience is very painful, but I wouldnâ€™t have it any other way.â€ť"
Army veteran Lee Hernandez is dying and wants to hear from you