Lee Hernandez, 47, is dying from a terminal illness, and a heartbreaking comment to his wife has led to a public plea for help.
An Army veteran struggling with a terminal illness has just one last request that the whole public can help him with. He wants anyone to send him a text message or give him a call.
Lee Hernandez, 47, is under hospice car in New Braunfels, Texas, where he has suffered continuous strokes that have caused his vision and cognitive abilities to start shutting down. His condition is only worsening after three brain surgeries.
Doctors aren’t sure what caused his illness, and they believe that all that can be done for him now is to make him as comfortable as possible. When Lee asked his wife, Ernestine Hernandez, to hold onto his phone one day in case someone calls, he told his wife “I guess no one wants to talk to me” after two hours of no calls.
“It broke my heart,” said Ernestine, according to AZCentral. “(Lee’s) speech is not very well, so many people didn’t take much interest or want to talk to him.”
That’s when Ernestine got the idea to reach out to the public.
Lee reportedly has received a ton of calls, many from veterans and people who want to let him know that he’s not alone in his suffering, and that a lot of people are praying for him. Ernestine reads him text messages and cards, because her husband is blind at this point. He has felt uplifted by the outpouring of support, she says.