Saints WR Michael Thomas donates $20K to RIP Medical Debt

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New Orleans Saints All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas has joined with a nonprofit group to help relieve $2.3 million in health care debt for Louisiana nike

Thomas contributed $20,000 to the group RIP Medical Debt, which works with individual donors and organizations to purchase medical debt at steep discounts for people whose bills exceed their ability to pay.7

“I hope these families get a little relief in knowing their medical bills have been taken care of during these very difficult times,” Thomas said in a statement released by his agency, Athletes First.

In January, the Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young made a $10,000 donation to RIP Medical Debt to relieve $1.06 million in medical dept in the Atlanta area.

Thomas, who set an NFL record with 149 catches last season, also recently bought lunch for medical personnel at a New Orleans hospital.

Since the coronavirus pandemic spread into the United States earlier this year, Louisiana has had more than 43,000 cases and at least 2,831 related deaths.