Mario De Alba was wounded in the massacre at an El Paso Walmart. He remains hospitalised, and his relatives have uprooted their lives in Mexico to be with him.

They stand beside him, smoothing his black hair, holding his hands, massaging his feet and making him laugh. Mario de Alba's loved ones have kept this bedside vigil inside an El Paso hospital room, 28 days and counting, for the washer-and-dryer repairman now called the Hero of Chihuahua.

De Alba was shot in the back nearly four weeks ago in the massacre inside an El Paso Walmart. While a gunman stalked

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