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Former Sooner Trae Young cancels $1 million in medical debt for Atlanta families

Trae Young helped some Atlanta families get a fresh start in the new year.

The Atlanta Hawks point guard partnered with a medical debt relief agency to help forgive the debts of hundreds of Atlanta families, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Young donated $10,000 through his organization, the Trae Young Foundation, to RIP Medical Debt, an organization that buys and forgives medical debt. Young's donation will $1,059,186.39, helping a total of 570 people.

Young, a former Sooner and Norman native, said in a statement that Atlanta has welcomed him and giving back to the community is important to him.

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Trae Young waits before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Texas Tech University at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Trae Young waits before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Texas Tech University at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Abby Bitterman

Abby Bitterman covers OU athletics for The Oklahoman. She joined The Oklahoman in September 2019 to cover high school sports. A Chicago native, Abby graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019 with degrees in journalism and political... Read more ›

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