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Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral Honors Gerard M. Kaiser
On Monday, January 21st at 8:00AM at the Melville Marriott, members of the congregation of the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral led by their Pastor, Bishop Andy C. Lewter, friends, families, neighbors, community leaders, elected officials and honorees joined together for a celebration of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King. It was indeed a special day as we also were celebrating the inauguration of our President, Barack Obama.
Gerard M. Kaiser was nominated for this prestigious award by a colleague at Broadlawn Manor and a member of the congregation, Phyllis Thompson. In his acceptance remarks, Mr. Kaiser reflected on a statement made by Dr. King; "Life's most persistent and urgent question is "what are you doing for others"? Mr. Kaiser revealed that in deciding to take a position in health care, he was dedicating his life to helping others. Mr. Kaiser stated, "I am indeed fortunate to have an opportunity to serve our community at Broadlawn Manor whose mission is, We Care for People. I have tried in my small way to make the lives of our patients, residents, families and staff better. I hope that I have made a difference in their lives and I hope that I have been able to answer Dr. King that I have been trying to do for others and that he would be proud of my service".
Mr. Kaiser congratulated his fellow honorees and joined them in thanking the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral for this honor. A special thanks went to Phyllis Thompson for her nomination, his lovely wife Eugenia and his three beautiful children, Leilani, Malia and Luke, his parents, Leonard and Marian Kaiser and his colleagues from Broadlawn Manor and South Oaks Hospital.
This was a very special event filled with hope, enthusiasm, gratitude, pride, a vision for the future and a sense of community.
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Ms. Phyllis Thompson, Gerard M. Kaiser, Bishop Andy C. Lewter
Mary Jeanne Corea