According to a post on Facebook, Lee Hernandez is terminally ill and now receiving hospice care in his Texas home.
Lee has gone blind and suffers from continuous strokes despite three brain surgeries from an illness doctors have been unable to determine, she told The Arizona Republic. She says that Lee has received so many phone calls and texts, that they are now requesting e-mails.
When no one did for two hours, he said "I guess no one wants to talk to me".
Ernestine reads the messages to Lee who is thankful for the support.
To help cheer up Lee, Ernestine is asking people to give him a call or send him a text because it helps to lift his spirits.
And even though Lee Hernandez is in a tough spot, Ernestine said that he's "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going".
Lee served more than 18 years in the Army, including a tour in Iraq. "They are an excellent support group of wives and ladies who know the struggles of what we go through", Ernestine said. You can contact him by calling or texting at 202-632-6778 between 5 and 9 p.m. ET. "(Lee's) speech is not very well, so many people didn't take much interest or want to talk to him".
The group posted the 47-year-old's request on their Facebook page, and his phone has been buzzing nonstop with calls and messages from veterans and supporters. 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".
Hearing that, Ernestine new she had to act. Ernestine Hernandez said the best time to make contact is during the late afternoon or early evening, Central Daylight Time, the Republic reported. She also says that while Hernandez may not be able to answer every call due to excruciating pain, that she "wouldn't have it any other way".