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HOUSTON — Two weeks after Valery Martinez's 41-year-old cousin was rushed to a hospital with severe symptoms of COVID-19, Martinez wrote a post on Facebook, thanking the doctors and nurses at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston who were working to save him.
“You are the real heroes putting your life on the line in this difficult time," Martinez wrote. “May God continue to cover and protect you and your families."