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Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale suffers stroke scare in Houston

Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale suffers stroke scare in Houston

Houston, Jim McIngvale, November 2017
Get well soon, Mack.  Photo courtesy of Gallery Furniture

Houston philanthropist and iconic owner of Gallery Furniture Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale says he is being kept overnight at the hospital after a stroke scare.

McIngvale revealed the health scare on Tuesday, June 25, through a Facebook Live stream on his official page, filmed inside an exam room at St. Luke's Hospital.

The business owner explained that he had tingling in his arm, leg and face, but, in true Mack style, his voice felt normal.

Over the 23-minute stream, McIngvale took questions and well-wishes from Facebook users. He asked for prayers over the treatment, while also talking about the current specials at Gallery Furniture.

The beloved store owner mentioned his past contributions to stroke health, including financing a mobile stroke unit housed at UTHealth in the Texas Medical Center.

McIngvale is 68 years old and celebrated as a fixture for good in the Houston community.

His flagship store in north Houston again hosted the annual Autism Prom. For the second year in a row, hundreds of kids filled Gallery Furniture's flagship location off the North Freeway, ready to dance the evening away.

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