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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Position: -
Born: 09/26/93
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:232 lbs. / 105.2 kg.
Earnings: $60,356,045 ($73,828,379*)
He regularly appears as a guest speaker on various campuses, mainly the ones that offer undergraduate programs for speech and pathology, such as Lehman. “We need ya’ll,” he said to the audience. “Speech and language pathologists have opportunities of a lifetime to help people who stutter.” Kidd-Gilchrist told The Press, health care is important — especially for those who have a speech impediment. “I had my first session with my SLP when I was 17,” he said. “I was a freshman in college. I never had these resources as a kid.”
In 2021, he founded a nonprofit organization, Change & Impact Initiative, a group that aims to expand services and resources for those who stutter. “It was hard for me growing up, I had my highs and lows like anyone in this room,” he said. “But whether it was in school or being tall, I was always picked on.” When he was feeling low, he relied on his speech therapist for support. He built a friendship, rather than a patient-doctor relationship. “Ain’t no one understands you — so having that one person who understands you is good,” he said.
When he isn’t scoring points on the court, former Charlotte Hornets Forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist doesn’t stick to the bench–as a person who stutters, he is a passionate advocate for this speech disorder that affects about 1% of the population. Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Professor Mandy Hampton Wray was excited to invite him to the Pitt School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) to share his experiences with her class of aspiring SLPs-to-be.