Kyle Thomas Glasser Serves in Central America with the International Service Learning Program

In Health and Beauty on August 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Kyle Thomas Glasser

St. Marguerite Catholic Church has yet another member of which to be proud.   Kyle Thomas Glasser, 21, can now add mission trips to a list of many community service activities.  Kyle Thomas Glasser made the trip of a lifetime in May of 2010 when he packed up, said goodbye to his parents, and left his comfortable suburban Georgia home for Central America.

With the dream of someday becoming a doctor, Kyle Thomas Glasser saw first-hand what a huge impact basic medical care can have on the far reaches of Costa Rica’s poorest areas.  His trip to San Jose with the International Service Learning Program brought Kyle Thomas Glasser face to face with poverty beyond anything found in the US.

While in Central America, Kyle Thomas Glasser was able to offer help to men, women and children who, without the kindness of student volunteers like himself, might never receive proper care.  Simple things that Americans take for granted, like the comfort of a simple bandage, is out of reach for these people without groups like the International Service Learning Program and volunteers like Kyle Thomas Glasser.

Kyle Thomas Glasser and a dozen other students gave their time last May to make an impact. And did they ever! On the trip, the group visited an out of the way orphanage in Nicaragua where they rallied attention for a medical clinic that Kyle Thomas Glasser helped to host at the orphanage.  Aside from just medical attention, Kyle Thomas Glasser helped boost the morale of the children by hosting fiesta where the kids were able to forget their troubles and just be kids, even if for only a day.

Another highlight of the trip, recalled Kyle Thomas Glasser, was a visit to Project Abraham. This church driven community reminded him of his congregation at home and helped him stay focused on the task at hand. Kyle Thomas Glasser helped to perform well-child visits, hoping to keep children healthy. Kyle Thomas Glasser also took the time to proactively bring people to the clinic – the area has no Internet so word of mouth was the best way for Kyle Thomas Glasser and the other volunteers to get the people there.

Kyle Thomas Glasser first heard of the International Service Learning Project as a teenager. While most young boys his age were busy fighting acne, Kyle Thomas Glasser was working with this organization to help make the world a community of friends, instead of strangers.  According to Kyle Thomas Glasser, the ISLP was founded on the belief that people should lend a hand up instead of poke fun at the way others must live. Kyle Thomas Glasser has now had the chance to learn by doing, and to see that a kind word and a gentle hand really does make a difference.

Back at home in Georgia, Kyle Thomas Glasser continues to serve by tutoring math to aid struggling students.  Kyle Thomas Glasser is a member of many service-driven organizations, such as the National Spanish Honor Society and Beta Club, the Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership group and is also a member in good standing of the American Medical Student Association.

Kyle Thomas Glasser is the classic picture of what it means to work towards a dream.  In his short life, Kyle Thomas Glasser has demonstrated what it means to remain persistent, hope filled and to never stop reaching. Glasser’s future plans center around the goal of becoming a medical doctor. He dreams of this for one reason – to serve.

  1. Hi Kyle Thomas Glasser, I appreciate what you’ve done in Central America. This little help means a lot to us here in Central America Kyle Thomas Glasser. You have a good heart Kyle Thomas Glasser. Wish you all the best.

  2. Thank you Kyle Thomas Glasser and to all who have offered helped here in Nicaragua. Kyle Thomas Glasser has a good heart who just only wants to help. God bless you! I hope to see you again Kyle Thomas Glasser.

    • @Amanda You’re welcome Amanda. “Kyle Thomas Glasser Serves in Central America with the International Service Learning Program” It’s my honor to have helped who are in need. -Kyle Thomas Glasser

  3. I want to thank Kyle Thomas Glasser for helping people in the poorest areas. Good to know that somene like Kyle Thomas Glasser still care for the people in Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America after Haiti. Hope to see you again Kyle Thomas Glasser.

    • @Martin We always want to help the poor people in Nicaragua “Kyle Thomas Glasser Serves in Central America with the International Service Learning Program” Thanks for your nice comment. -Kyle Thomas Glasser

  4. I just want to thank Kyle Thomas Glasser for helping my fellow countrymen here in Nicaragua. I hope you can hear me Kyle Thomas Glasser. Thank you much more Kyle Thomas Glasser, Than a greeting can say, Because you were thoughtful, In such a nice way!

    • @Karen You’re welcome Karen. “Kyle Thomas Glasser Serves in Central America with the International Service Learning Program” I hope we can come back soon. -Kyle Thomas Glasser

  5. The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention Kyle Thomas Glasser. You’re an amazing person Kyle Thomas Glasser. Just continue all of the good things you’re doing Kyle Thomas Glasser.

    • @Monica Yes I will continue helping people who are in need. To help people is my passion. “Kyle Thomas Glasser Serves in Central America with the International Service Learning Program” -Kyle Thomas Glasser

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