Oct 19, 2019 |
The Epoch Times – An emotional Michael Jordan this week unveiled a medical clinic he has funded in Charlotte, NC, which will offer care to those who are uninsured and underinsured.
The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic—the first of two medical clinics funded by the NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner—will offer Charlotte residents primary and preventative care, as well as additional comprehensive care, including behavioral health and social support services, according to a news release.
Jordan gave an emotional speech at its grand opening on Oct. 17.
“As you can see, it’s a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that’s supported me over the years,” the six-time NBA champion said, reported CNN.
“This is just the start of a battle of being able to touch as many people as we can,” Jordan said, with tears streaming down his cheeks.
The clinic’s opening in west Charlotte came two years after the 56-year-old donated $7 million to Novant Health to build two facilities, the second of which has not yet opened.
In his speech, Jordan spoke of the “impact” he wishes to make to the lives of those in the region.
“The money is not an issue for me, it’s the commitment to be able to make a difference and make an impact,” he said.
The 6,800 square foot state-of-the-art clinic, operated by Novant Health, includes 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room, and space for physical therapy … Read more.