U.S. Army Veteran Has 1 Final Wish Before Passing - Here's What He Wants You To Do
Marilyn Caylor 8/3/2017
Military veterans certainly deserve a lot of respect for proudly serving our country and putting their lives on the line. However, instead of giving them kudos, sometimes society at large can make retired soldiers feel invisible, or entirely forgotten altogether.
Army vet Lee Hernandez is one of the lucky ones, since his loving wife of 13 years is always by his side. Sadly though, the brave vet is currently under hospice care in New Braunfels, Texas, and he's under the impression that the world doesn't care about him. Of course, this is totally untrue!
You can help prove him wrong. Lee has just one last wish that you should know about. All he wants is for someone, anyone, to contact him and help brighten his day. That person could be you!
Lee has a mysterious medical condition that has caused his health to rapidly deteriorate, and his doctors are baffled as to the cause. To make matters worse, the former Iraqi war vet has suffered from multiple strokes as a result of the mystery illness. He's now blind, and his cognitive capabilities and speech have declined.
Although the 47-year-old underwent three separate brain surgeries, doctors still couldn't pinpoint a proper diagnosis, so they finally just gave up. They told Lee that all they could do is put him in hospice care, and make him as comfortable as possible.
However, the chronic pain Lee has to live with pretty much takes "comfort" out of the picture. As you can probably imagine, this poor man's situation isn't ideal by any means. Despite all that he's endured, Lee is still a trooper!
Although Lee is hopeful that he'll get better, he still has a one last wish that he would like to see come true - he just wants to receive a text message or phone call from anyone that is willing to talk to him.
Since Lee is blind, he asked his wife Tina to hold his cell phone for him. When she asked why, he said just in case someone calls. However, when no one called after 2 hours, he was very despondent:
"I guess no one wants to talk to me."
Tina immediately reached out to social media, asking Caregivers of Wounded Warriors and Facebook's Arizona Veteran Forum to help out. She was hoping a fellow soldier would reach out to her husband. Little did she know that her post would go viral, and that Lee's wishes would be magnified tenfold!
After reading Tina's heartbreaking post, people from all over the world answered her plea for help. It didn't take long for Lee's cell phone to start buzzing nonstop with over 100,000 supportive and uplifting text messages! His phone eventually crashed because it just couldn't handle all the data.
"The fact that people contacted him and there were people who cared, has really made a dramatic effect on Lee's mood and spirit and overall health. Today he has had one of the best days in a long time and even danced!!!!! This is huge."
Although Lee has already received tons of love and support, the good vibes don't have to stop there! Why not keep the momentum going by sending Lee some kind words of your own? If you're so inclined, you can contact him here:
P.O. Box 2002
San Antonio, TX 78220
Although Lee is still quite ill, it's evident that he has a lot of spirit left in him. Both Lee and Tina are firm believers in the healing power of prayer, and they appreciate all the prayers that have gone out on their behalf. She wants everyone to know that it's definitely working!
FB Image Credit: Facebook/Lee Hernandez