Michael Jordan Is Helping Open Two Medical Clinics For Low-Income Families In Charlotte, North Carolina

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Michael Jordan is the most legendary basketball player of all time, but he will also be remembered in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a benefactor who provides affordable medical care to uninsured and underprivileged community members. USA Today reports that on Thursday, Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics that he and his family founded with a $7 million donation they promised to the project in 2017.

Jordan cried at the opening of the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, telling the assembled guests that “this is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years.”

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The Charlotte Observer shared Jordan’s words on how his family helped him to reach this goal:

“It’s not the financials, but from the heart…I stand here before you as a proud parent, son, obviously a member of this community,” Jordan said. “My mother, my brothers, my daughter, my grandson, we all represent the name Michael Jordan. You see my name, but yet you see a lot of people behind me and the commitment, especially from my mom, about caring for other people and being a part of a community that matters.”

The clinic is set in a low-income section of the city and offer treatment to those who are uninsured or underinsured, in both emergency situations and via preventative care. Jordan says he sees this as just the beginning of what he’d like to do for the community. He was raised in North Carolina and promised he would be doing more, saying “This is just the start of a battle of being able to touch as many people as we can.”

Alison Sullivan

Written by Alison Sullivan