Mitzvot from the Heart: Noah Wittner

Noah Wittner and Michael Wasserman

Noah Wittner

United Hebrew Congregation

Noah wanted to support his very close friend, Michael Wasserman, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the beginning of sixth grade. Son of Jennifer and Greg Wittner of Chesterfield, Noah chose to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

To let friends and family know about his mitzvah project, Noah sent an email inviting them to attend a fun night at Sports Fusion. Close to 40 people came and had a great time playing laser tag, dodge ball, miniature golf and the inflatable obstacle course. Naoh’s family was overwhelmed at the outpouring of support for his project. Everyone paid the regular entrance fee of $20 and Sports Fusion was very generous in donating 50 percent of all proceeds to JDRF. Some of those that could not attend sent in donations. Noah said, “I felt really good about doing my mitzvah project for my friend.”

A student at Parkway Central Middle School, Noah supported Michael by participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Walk as well.

“It was great to give $465 to help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes,” he said.