When someone is diagnosed with a serious health issue, life becomes a
whirlwind of doctor visits, medication and treatment options — and “How
do I pay for all this?”
The first time the Row family from Garland, TX faced this kind of
life-altering situation, it was Mrs. Row. In 2014, she fell ill, and
Hank spent most of his earnings and savings on her battle for health.
Sadly, Mrs. Row passed in October 2016.
Shortly thereafter, Hank — a self-made man and owner of Hail King, a
paintless dent repair company in Dallas — began experiencing cardiac
issues. He was eventually diagnosed with congestive heart failure and
told that his heart was only working at 15% capacity.
So Hank was hospitalized to have stents put in, and even had bypass
surgery. But during his stay in the hospital, Hank suffered a major
heart attack and was restricted to the Intensive Care Unit for six days.
Hank needed another expensive MRI — which required a cash payment. And
due to complications, he was dealing with a heel infection that went
almost down to the bone that meant a new $700 per week bill to see
infectious disease specialists. There was even a chance that Hank could
have lost his leg if it went untreated and/or worsened.
Always a strong and “in-control” person, Hank faced another huge
challenge. He had no health insurance, but his bills were astronomical.
His sons did their best to help, but the family was facing incredible
A family friend told the Rows about Mankind and its goal to support men
in times of medical crisis, so they decided to submit an application for
assistance. Thankfully, Mankind approved their application. The Row
family received the funds they needed to help pay for Hank’s MRI and
Hank recently completed his treatment for the infection and was able to
have the port (an access point for providing medication) removed from
While Hank does live with limitations – he cannot work anymore and needs
to wear an external defibrillator vest that both monitors heart health
and protects against sudden cardiac arrest – he’s alive and doing
everything he can to stay healthy.
“His outlook is so much better,” says John Row, one of Hank’s sons. “And
our experience with Mankind was top-notch. Those people are 100%
professional, genuine, and kind.”