Veteran's dying wish: Phone calls from anybody

Lee Hernandez (Image courtesy Facebook)

PHOENIX, Ariz. (WTHR) — Army veteran Lee Hernandez is in a Texas hospice with a terminal brain illness.

During his last days, he's requested to hear from anybody.

He wants you to send him text messages - he's blind but his wife, Ernestine, will read them to him - or just call him.

The phone number is (210) 632-6778.

Since the Arizona Veterans Forum posted his last wish on Facebook, Lee has received an influx of calls. Many come from veterans and people who want to let him know he is not alone.

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.