Michael Thomas has partnered with RIP Medical Debt and has made a donation that will wipe out approximately $2.3 million in medical debt for economically challenged families in the greater New Orleans area.
The New Orleans Saints star wide receiver is relieving the past due debts for 1,025 New Orleans area residents who cannot afford payment, according to the Saints.
The company’s mission statement says it is “dedicated to removing the burden of medical debt for individuals and families and veterans across America.”
“I’m honored to support my community in this way and make an impact in the city that’s been so welcoming to me from the minute I came here,” Thomas said in a statement released by the Saints. “I hope these families receive a little relief in knowing their medical bills have been taken care of during these very difficult times in our country.”
Since his rookie season, Thomas has been named to the Pro Bowl three times as well as first-team All-Pro twice. He signed a highly lucrative five-year contract extension with the Saints back in July 2019, making him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.