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Tupac Mosley earned the millions in scholarships while not having a permanent place to live
By Jason Duaine Hahn 
May 21, 2019 04:06 PM

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A Tennesee high school student who graduated at the top of his class earned millions for his college education, all while enduring a family tragedy.
Earlier this month, 17-year-old Tupac Mosley graduated from Raleigh Egypt High School in Memphis with a whopping $3 million in scholarships, FOX 13reported. While the monetary total is astonishing, it’s even more remarkable that Mosley was able to earn the funds while keeping a 4.3 GPA and being homeless.
“When I heard that I got $3 million, I was more than elated and excited and astonished that it was that much,” he told the outlet.
Mosley, who was the school’s valedictorian, explained that his family has struggled since the death of his father this year. After his passing, they had trouble paying bills and rent and were evicted from their home. A permanent living situation soon seemed out of reach, and Mosley began to worry about his goal of attending college.
“After my father passed, [my family] fell behind on bills and we ended up getting evicted from our home Feb. 21 of this year,” Mosley told FOX 13. “So, we went to different homes.”
During a speech at his graduation ceremony, Mosley thanked the nonprofit For the Kingdom, which helps urban youth “get away from city life but not from the city” through camps and workshops, their website says.
Mosley explained that For the Kingdom’s director gave his family a place to stay at the campgrounds, which, in turn, kept his dreams of attending college alive, according to ABC 7.
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“I knew that I had to make them proud,” Mosley said of the people who helped his family during the difficult time, including his teachers and principal. “I knew that their investment was worth it that and just show them that, yes, everything that you poured into me was worth $3 million and counting.”
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Now the teenager will have the opportunity to continue his dream of earning a degree in electrical engineering from Tennessee State University in Nashville.
“Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through,” Mosley explained, “be a mountain that you can’t climb.”

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Braxton Moral will receive his undergraduate degree from the Harvard Extension School on May 30
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This past Sunday, 17-year-old Braxton Moral graduated from high school in Ulysses, Kansas. At the end of this month, he’s graduating from Harvard, and hopes to start law school.
“When I was younger, school got a little boring for me,” he told CNN. “I needed to stimulate my education, stimulate growth.”
That he certainly did. When he was 11, Braxton started taking classes at Harvard’s extension school — online and, during the last few summers, on campus in Cambridge. Good Morning America reported that he’s taken mostly government classes and hopes to enter politics.
“I’m relieved to have a little bit of a head start,” Braxton told GMA. “I thought it really broadened my horizons. It helped me understand new things and what I want to do [in life].”
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Kevin McGrath, an associate professor in South Asian Studies at Harvard University, told GMA the teen is “a remarkable and unique young scholar.”
“Intellectually, he is extraordinary, but more than that, it is his discipline and endeavor which has enabled him to begin adult life with such startling success,” said McGrath.
His mother, Julie Moral, told the New York Times that her son’s outstanding intellectual abilities became evident around the age of 2 or 3. At his older siblings’ volleyball games, the toddler “calculated mathematical differences in the scores,” the Times reported.
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One of Braxton’s sisters, Brittney Jo Segar, 29, told GMA she first noticed her baby brother’s outsized intellect around 18 months. “He always said big words and was different,” she said.
After skipping fourth grade and continuing to blossom intellectually, Braxton also became depressed. The Duke University Talent Identification Program pinpointed his problem.
“They said he was having existential depression,” his mother told the Times. “It’s where you’re like, ‘What’s my purpose? Is there a God?’ It’s something that most people have — a midlife crisis. He had it like, in fifth grade.”
The Duke program suggested Harvard Extension, reported the Hutchinson News. Through Braxton’s Harvard courses, he discovered his passion for politically related studies. He’s also found inspiration from the entrepreneur Elon Musk and ultimate fighter Conor McGregor, the Times reported.
Braxton has written a book about his experiences, Harvard in the Heartland, with hopes to attend Columbia University’s law school to study constitutional law.
He told GMA his advice to other kids and teens is to explore what you are interested in as early as possible. His mother’s advice? “I told him, he can do whatever he wants,” Julia Moral told the Times, “as long as he changes the world and makes it better.”


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Post by annemarie on Wed 22 May 2019, 15:15

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[size=48]Grandmother of 11 Earns Her MBA at Age 59: It's a 'Real Confidence Booster'[/size]

"I walk with my chest higher," Qadirah Bridgeman says 37 years after first going to college
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May 21, 2019 02:40 PM


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It’s never too late to go back to school.
So proved one grandmother, Qadirah Bridgeman, who recently got her MBA at age 59, nearly 37 years after she first graduated from Adelphi College and was planning to go on to law school.
Instead, she got married and then pregnant with her first child, and put her career aspirations on hold so she could raise her family, which eventually grew to four children. Bridgeman home-schooled all four of her kids, all the while working at a call center in Tennessee.
In a new article for T-Mobile Stories, where Bridgeman works, she said she’d always dreamed of going back to school to get her master’s but lacked the confidence. Still, after learning of T-Mobile’s tuition assistance program, she decided to take a leap of faith.
“Finally, I said to myself, ‘You know, there’s nothing else going on in my life right now that is really stopping me,’ ” the grandmother of 11 told the wireless provider’s publication.


Last fall, Bridgeman walked down the graduation aisle at Ashford University in a cap and gown with her parents and siblings in attendance — and she said she couldn’t be more proud of what she accomplished, despite her age.
“The step toward education was a real confidence booster,” she said. “I walk with my chest higher.” She adds that she’s not even sure she’s done with studying yet.
“I would love to go back for another degree,” she said. “Especially now I know I can do it.”

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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 22 May 2019, 15:22

Kids like this give me hope. They're the ones who'll change the world. Too bad there aren't more like them.
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Post by annemarie on Sun 02 Jun 2019, 00:59

[size=34]Entire elementary school learns sign language and invites a Cinderella character actor to sing with ASL to welcome deaf kindergartner[/size]


  • Dayton Consolidated School in Maine invited the Cinderella on Wednesday

  • Kindergartner Morey Belanger, 6, is the school's only deaf student

  • To welcome her all of the students have been learning American Sign Language

  • Most students have learned at least 20 words and are working to learn more 


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The students and staff at an elementary school have all begun learning sign language in order to welcome a deaf kindergarten student.
The Dayton Consolidated School in Maine invited a Cinderella character actor to sing as she signed in American Sign Language to honor new student Morey Belanger, age six.
Morey is the first deaf student to ever attend the school, and teachers have responded by teaching the rest of the student body sign language.
'Morey -- without even knowing it -- has taught us so much,' said school Principal Kimberly Sampietro told CNN. 'She has brought a culture to our building that we didn't have before.' 

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Morey Belanger, age six, was thrilled on Wednesday when the Dayton Consolidated School in Maine invited a Cinderella character actor to sing as she signed in American Sign Language
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Morey, seen with her mom, is the school's first deaf student. All of the students and teachers have begun learning sign language 


Teachers have posted placards around the school showing the signs for different objects, and say that most of the students have learned at least 15 or 20 words so far.
Morey herself has helped teach her own kindergarten class.
'Morey helped all of them to learn the alphabet,' Sampietro said. 'The kids have just really embraced her. They look up to her, they want her around, and they want to partner with her.'
The school has also installed a hearing assistive system and implemented extra teacher training to incorporate sign language into every classroom. 
Sampietro said many teachers also began using their free time to watch sign language videos and read books on special education. 
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A local high school student who hopes to some day work as an American Sign Language Interpreter in a school performed as Cinderella
At Wednesday's princess party, Morey was thrilled when Cinderella began using sign language as she sang.
The Disney princess was played by a local high school student who hopes to some day work as an American Sign Language Interpreter in a school.
Morey, who was dressed as Belle from Beauty And The Beast, ran up to the front and helped sign along to the song.  
'I absolutely feel like it makes her feel welcomed,' Morey's mom Shannon Belanger told CNN. 
'I think all the kids feel excited that they know another language and I think they think it's fun.' 
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The Dayton Consolidated School in rural Maine has a student body of about 140
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Post by party animal - not! on Sun 02 Jun 2019, 14:40

The Trump Baby Blimp has been given permission today to fly during his visit in central London. The owners said they would only fly it if they raised enough money to give to charity. That has now been raised

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/trump-uk-visit-baby-blimp-protest-london-sadiq-khan-parliament-square-a8940576.html






(I see he has denied saying anything 'nasty' about the Duchess of Sussex - except it's on record!!!!)


Pretty sure that the Palace will already have noted it. Personal remarks are not appreciated no matter who he is

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Post by Donnamarie on Sun 02 Jun 2019, 14:54

Well PAN the truly good news in that story is that money was raised for some well deserving charities before permission was given to fly nappy Trump!  What a great idea.
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Post by party animal - not! on Mon 03 Jun 2019, 09:15

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/trump-uk-visit-penis-stansted-airport-protest-climate-change-real-essex-a8941271.html

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Post by LizzyNY on Mon 03 Jun 2019, 12:45

Very Happy  Very Happy Very Happy Leave it to the Brits! I love it! Too bad he was so polite. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by Donnamarie on Mon 03 Jun 2019, 13:55

Yes indeed. Trump is a giant dick! The Brits get it.
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Post by party animal - not! on Mon 03 Jun 2019, 14:54

Love that the Queen is making him stand for long periods watching soldiers march and play instruments - at the same time! Very tongue in cheek - he is now being given a tour by her of the Queens Gallery of Art with priceless works of art by the likes of Leonardo.

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Post by LizzyNY on Mon 03 Jun 2019, 18:09

Awww. Poor President Bone-Spurs, I hope his feet are killing him. I can't wait to see how he embarrasses us all on D-Day. Maybe it will rain and he'll have to skip the ceremonies to protect his hair.
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[size=48]Michigan Couple Adopts 6 Siblings, Keeping the Kids Together: 'There's Never a Dull Moment'

Gabrielle and Shannon Fessenden initially adopted three siblings, and eventually went on to adopt their three siblings, too
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A Michigan couple says their house is full of “love and chaos” after they took six siblings under their wing and adopted them as their own.
Gabrielle and Shannon Fessenden were already parents to two children but had always wanted to adopt, too, Gabrielle told Good Morning America.
While browsing through the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange website, Gabrielle stumbled upon photos of three siblings — Jordan, Jay and Myah — who were to be separated if they were unable to find a home in the coming weeks.
The Fessendens quickly made moves, and the children were welcomed into their home in November 2012 and adopted a year later.
Gabrielle told GMA she was quickly sold on the kids’ personalities. She described Myah, now 9, as “full of spunk and spice and sugar,” adding that she has the “best belly laugh on the face of the planet.”
“Jordan was spunky, athletic — his dream was to play soccer. Giving him permanency allowed him to be able to be part of a sports team,” she said of the 15-year-old.

“Jay was very quiet and reserved, but he is amazing now,” she said of her son, now 10. “He has high-functioning autism, but he’s insanely smart and incredibly social.”
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By May 2014, the children’s mother had had another child, Jericho, now 5, who was adopted that December.
According to GMA, the kids, who all share the same mother, had come from an “unstable environment,” and their biological parents’ rights were terminated.
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Briella, 4, was born shortly after Jericho’s first birthday, and Gabrielle and Shannon finalized her adoption in December 2015.


Two years later, Mason was born with multiple birth defects, including fetal alcohol syndrome.
The Fessendens welcomed him into the family, too, and his adoption was finalized in June.
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“Our oldest Jordan said, ‘Mason is hilarious and fun and a missing piece. He filled the void I didn’t know I had,’ ” Gabrielle recalled. “That, of course, made us all sob. It was another link for us to keep these kids together.”
The new additions have fit seamlessly into the couple’s lives with biological children Scott, 11, and Giana, 8, with Gabrielle joking that the family’s hashtag is inspired by the saying “There’s never a dull moment.”
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[size=48]6-Year-Old Boy Uses Money He Saved for Disney Trip to Help Hurricane Dorian Evacuees[/size]

“I wanted to be generous and live to give,” the boy said
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Jermaine Bell will spend his seventh birthday helping those affected by Hurricane Dorian.
According to WJBF, the 6-year-old had been saving up his money in order to spend his birthday at Disney World later this week. Instead, he’s now using the money to help evacuees in South Carolina.
“The people that are traveling to go to places, I wanted them to have some food to eat, so they can enjoy the ride to the place that they’re going to stay at,” he told the outlet.
Bell spent his birthday money on hot dogs, chips and water, and stood alongside a highway in Allendale, South Carolina to give the free food to coastal evacuees as they headed inland.
According to CNN, he served over 100 evacuees on Monday, his first day out on the highway, but Bell said he’s helped “a lot” more in the days since.

“I wanted to be generous and live to give,” he told WJBF.

RELATED: Florida Deputies Name Adorable Puppy Rescued from Flooded Car After Hurricane Dorian
“I am very proud,” Bell’s grandmother Aretha Grant told CNN. “We knew Jermaine was very special, but we didn’t know he was special in this way to be such a giver like this.”
After the storm passes, Bell told WJBF that he hopes his trip to Disney World can still happen, explaining that he wants to go to “Animal Kingdom and see lots of lions and have a Lion King party.”

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Hurricane Dorian passes Florida
 
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Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas earlier this week, passed Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday, and is now hitting the Carolinas as the storm moves up the east coast of the United States.
More than one million people in North and South Carolina were forced to evacuate as the Category 2 storm inched closer, according to CNN.

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[size=48]Boy, 7, Gets Dream Trip After Using Money Saved for Disney Vacation to Feed Hurricane Evacuees[/size]

Jermaine Bell will get to go to Disney World after all!
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September 09, 2019 05:43 PM



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Jermaine Bell (left) with Mickey
 
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Jermaine Bell kissed his dreams of exploring Walt Disney World goodbye after saving for about a year to visit the theme park. Instead of taking the dream vacation, the 7-year-old used the roughly $500 to provide Hurricane Dorian evacuees in South Carolina with food and water. Now, the little boy will get to go to Disney after all.
“We were contacted by a team from Disney … and they were able to surprise him for his birthday with Mickey and a cake and some gifts,” Bell’s mother, 31-year-old Lauren Creech, tells PEOPLE. “We’re coordinating with them to go [to Disney] later this month!”
Disney officials learned of Bell’s good deed and went to the family’s Jacksonville, Florida, home on Sunday and broke the news that they were sending Bell and his family on a VIP getaway at Disney’s vacation kingdom.
“His jaw just dropped open and he was smiling from ear to ear,” Creech says of Bell’s reaction to the news. “He was really happy. He was very grateful for what they did. They gave him an animated Simba toy and he was just like, ‘This is my favorite Simba toy ever. I think I’m gonna sleep with it, it’s gonna go everywhere I go.’ ”


It all began earlier this month while Bell was visiting his grandparents in Allendale. Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the coast to evacuate as the storm approached. With that, evacuees began heading inland, and Bell told his grandmother he wanted to help.
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With the help of his grandparents and a few local residents, Bell set up a tent along Highway 125, where he served hot dogs, water and chips to more than 100 evacuees.
“He is really a selfless, selfless child and it’s overwhelming but it’s not shocking because to know him, this is exactly who he is,” Creech tells PEOPLE. “I have a budding philanthropist! I just really want him to know that I am extremely proud of him. I don’t even think I could put it into words.”

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Bell’s act of kindness has gone viral, with news outlets across the country highlighting the good deed. Creech says Bell has been “embracing” all the attention, though he never set out to go viral.
“The people that are traveling to go to places, I wanted them to have some food to eat, so they can enjoy the ride to the place that they’re going to stay at,” Bell told WJBF. “I wanted to be generous and live to give.”
Creech says Bell wants to continue helping those impacted by the storm, specifically children in the Bahamas — where at least 45 people have died but thousands are missing, according to The Weather Channel.
“He wants to hopefully be able to donate some proceeds or purchase care packages,” Creech says of Bell. “I’m hoping that this is just the beginning for him.”

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Post by Donnamarie on Wed 11 Sep 2019, 00:31

Thanks annemarie for this story. A very selfless act by such a young boy. I hope he uses this special trait to do something very special with his life. Good move by Disney.
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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 11 Sep 2019, 14:35

What a terrific kid! He could teach drumpf a thing or two about being a decent human being. Imagine. A 6 year old doing what a grown man hasn't got the compassion to do. I hope he has a great time at Disney World.
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[size=48]All-Women Delta Crew Flies 120 Girls to NASA Headquarters to Empower Female Aviators

The flight was the fifth-annual WING Flight, meant to help close the aviation gender gap
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Delta's fifth annual WING Flight
 
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Delta is soaring to new heights in its efforts to close the aviation gender gap.
In honor of International Girls in Aviation Day, the airline launched a flight from Salt Lake City to NASA in Houston that was made up exclusively of female crew members and passengers.
The fifth-annual WING flight (Women Inspiring our Next Generation) carried 120 girls aged 12-18 to Texas, and was arranged and orchestrated entirely by women, from the pilots and ramp agents to the gate agents, Delta said in a statement.
The initiative was first launched in 2015 as a means of exposing young girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers, as those industries are largely male-dominated.
This year, the group toured NASA’s Mission Control Center, Building 9, Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston, and also ate lunch with NASA astronaut and aerospace engineer Jeanette Epps.
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“It didn’t seem realistic to go after a career in aviation, but today I realized, ‘Hey, I can do this too,’” 12th-grader Katelyn J., 17, said.
In addition to their tours and getting to meet Epps, the girls were also introduced to mentors from other aviation workgroups that are typically male-dominated, like Delta’s technical operations team.
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“We know representation matters. At Delta, we believe you have to see it to be it,” General Manager of Pilot Development Beth Poole said in a statement. “We’re taking ownership to improve gender diversity by exposing young girls at a young age and providing a pipeline so that 10 years from now, they will be the pilots in the Delta cockpit inspiring generations of women who follow.”
Approximately five percent of pilots in the industry are women, according to the release, and over the past four years, 7.4 percent of Delta’s new hire pilots have been women.

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  • The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in Charlotte held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday attended by the athlete

  • 'This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years,' Jordan said during the ceremony

  • Center has been in operation about three weeks

  • More than 300 people have already been seen by staff doctors, social workers and other health-care professionals. 

  • Two years ago, Jordan donated $7million to get the center funded 

  • The center will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 5pm

  • Walk-ins are accepted along with same day appointment scheduling


By MATTHEW WRIGHT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM 
PUBLISHED: 22:23 EDT, 18 October 2019 | UPDATED: 05:22 EDT, 19 October 2019

     




Sports legend Michael Jordan gave an emotional speech and shed a tear as he opened a $7 million clinic that would guarantee health care for the uninsured in his hometown of Charlotte.   
The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic held its ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, which was attended by the athlete turned business mogul.
'This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years,' Jordan said during the ceremony.  
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The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in Charlote held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday attended by the athlete turned business mogul
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'This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years,' Jordan said during the ceremony
The center has been in operation about three weeks, and more than 300 people have already been seen by staff doctors, social workers and other health-care professionals.

'It's ... from the heart,' Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, told the crowd gathered at the grand opening about the gift.
'I stand here before you as a proud parent, son, obviously a member of this community,' Jordan, 56, said, adding his extended family deserves as much credit as he does for the clinic. .'..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.'
Two years ago, Jordan donated $7 million to get the center funded. 
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The center has been in operation about three weeks, and more than 300 people have already been seen by staff doctors, social workers and other health-care professionals


His donation was designed to benefit financially struggling residents of the Charlotte area and improve the community's access to medical care. He is a longtime resident of the state and played college basketball at North Carolina before launching his Hall of Fame career with the Chicago Bulls. 
'Today we celebrated the grand opening of the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic,' the center said on social media. 'With Michael's generous $7 million donation, low-income Charlotte residents of all ages now have access to get the affordable medical care they need, with or without insurance.'
In a press release, the center shared that it 'will also offer additional comprehensive care, including behavioral health and social support services, to more directly address health equity gaps and social determinants of health in our communities.'
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In a press release , the center shared that it 'will also offer additional comprehensive care, including behavioral health and social support services, to more directly address health equity gaps and social determinants of health in our communities'
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Jordan walks through the halls of the new center that is named after him
'At Novant Health, we are deeply committed to caring for patients beyond our walls,' said Carl Armato, CEO and president of Novant Health, in the release. 'This clinic will not only provide access to medical care for those who need it most, but it will connect them to resources to ensure their health extends beyond the doctor's office. We are so grateful for Michael Jordan's continued partnership and generous gift, which will transform thousands of lives in the west Charlotte community.'
The release further states that the clinic aims to improve access to care in 'an area identified as having high priority public health concerns by a Health Needs Assessment'  
The release continues: 'This assessment was conducted not long after Charlotte was ranked 50th out of 50 in economic mobility for children born into poverty by a 2014 Harvard University/UC Berkeley study.' 
The center will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 5pm. Walk-ins are accepted along with same day appointment scheduling. 
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'It's from the heart,' Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, told the crowd gathered at the grand opening about the gift

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