- Basketball legend Michael Jordan is opening another clinic in his hometown of Charlotte in North Carolina
- The basketball legend is opening the second clinic to help with the influx of patients during the global pandemic
- His clinic will be based in Statesville Avenue and aims to treat uninsured patients
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Basketball legend Michael Jordan has opened a second clinic for uninsured people in his hometown. His aim is to address the gaps in health equity and provide comprehensive primary healthcare.
Three years ago, Jordan donated $7 million to open a similar clinic. His money covered the purchasing of land and the building of the clinic. The clinic only opened in October last year and is run by Novant Health - a leading healthcare provider in the US.
The new clinic is said to open in Statesville Avenue which is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. A Zoom meeting was hosted for the launch of the clinic where Jordan spoke about why he decided to open a second facility.
Lad Bible reported that in the Zoom meeting, Jordan he was proud of the impact the first clinic had on the community especially now during the pandemic. He continued to say that the second clinic would provide services to improve the health and lives of many people who live in Charlotte.
According to Observer, an uninsured Charlotte resident told them that the clinic was the first place where doctors listened to her about her struggle with diabetes while providing her with free care that she regards as life-changing.
Take a look at Novant Health Care's tweet about the new clinic below:
Here's what some tweeps had to say:
"Jordan should’ve been more public with this kind of thing since he started doing it in the 80s. Since he did it without fanfare, the narrative he never gave back has grown wild. He never answered the BS either, preferring to just hoop. Today’s players know how to work the system."
"Congrats to the team at @NovantHealth on the opening of the second Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinic!"
In other news about good deeds, Briefly.co.za recently reported on BI Phakathi building a house for a struggling granny. BI Phakathi once again showed why he is regarded as one of Mzansi's kindest people.
The faceless hero often blesses South Africans, no matter their age, race or backgrounds. His kindness eventually reached Swaziland. BI revealed he and his team helped a grandmother who lived in a mud house.
More than 84 000 people reacted to the post and they applauded BI Phakathi's kindness in the comment section. He wrote on Facebook:
"Thank you to my team in Swaziland who partnered with us in building an old lady a house, this is the outcome, all glory be to the Most High."
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