Jonah's Mitzvah Project - Running For Brain Tumor Research

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Family and Friends,

I’d like to invite you to contribute to my mitzvah project for NYU Langone Medical Center and FACES. There are so many reasons to get involved with this community that’s working together to enable the best medical care, research, and education. But this cause in particular is special to me.

Recovery is a difficult but rewarding experience, and I can speak to this as I have first hand knowledge. At the start of my first grade year, I was diagnosed with a extremely large brain tumor which required immediate surgery. My recovery period was long and difficult but with the help of family, friends, doctors, and many of you I was able to overcome this incredible challenge in life. For the next couple of years, my life was back to normal except for checking in with doctors now and then.

In February 2013, I went into NYU Langone for my yearly MRI check-up. I didn’t think much of it, but the news I received in the following weeks really shook up my life up once again. My neurologist spotted a micro-tumor on the right side of my brain and I was recommended to have immediate surgery so the tumor did not grow any bigger. Just when I thought I had moved beyond this, I was facing another major surgery and did not know what was going to be next for me. Thanks to my team of doctors and professionals, my wonderful family, my friends, and everyone else who supported me, my recovery was quick and I soon reentered my normal life. These two experiences helped me understand the power of recovery and the impact it can have on a person’s life.

As part of my recovery process after the second surgery, my brother and I would run before school. Over time, I was able to run longer distances in shorter times. Only three months after my second surgery, my brother and I ran the Israeli Day 5K race in Central Park. This race meant a lot to my entire family, friends, and all those who supported me.

After my first brain tumor, my parents created a fund to raise money for brain tumor research. Throughout my recovery process for both surgeries, friends and family generously donated money to the fund, and this has helped sponsor many research projects at NYU Langone. As my Bar Mitzvah approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I can do to help others out that may face similar challenges. I’ve decided to run, with my brother Samson, the Retro 4-Miler Race in Central Park to continue my family’s commitment to raising money for brain tumor research. The race will take place on the morning of June 5th and I hope to be supported by all of you who have always supported me in the past. This will mean a lot to me and will continue to support my family’s mission to allow other children to have the same opportunity for recovery as I did. If you would like to contribute to my run, you can click on the following link to donate.

Thank you for your support.

Jonah's Mitzvah Project - Running For Brain Tumor Research
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How Your Support Makes a Difference

This campaign supports: FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures)

Your gift to FACES helps our specialists make major strides toward a cure for epilepsy, while providing exceptional clinical care, education, awareness, and support to all who come to us for care. 


There is a Jonah in my life too. One of the most special parts of Jonah is at 6 he felt everything and knew the truth. And it has been hard for him. His mother is of beauty. I use Azziza. I love you Jonah. There is a god. He's right next to you. Anne
Dear Jack, Mazel Tov on your bar mitzvah! We are so proud of you! Love, Ally, Andy, Samson, Jonah & Taco
Mazel Tov Jonah! Our apologies for our late donation. Wishing you all the best!
Dear Jonah, You made everyone so proud. So much love, The Siskins
Mazel Tov Jonah! We are sorry that we could not celebrate with you.
Jonah, We loved being a part of your special day. You were amazing and "funny, at the right times". We love you! Lisa, Chris, Emma and Jack
Jonah, Thank you for allowing our family to share in your special day Doretha Levine and family
Mazel Tov Jonah! We are so happy we could be there to celebrate this wonderful occasion with you and support this amazing cause. Love, The Wattenberg's
Jonah, Keep up the awesome work you are doing to help others and to give back. You are an inspiration to us and to so many! XO
We are so proud of you Jonah! All our love, Shari,David,Noah and Joshua
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah! Great job this morning!
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah Jonah! All of your hard work has paid off. We wish you much laughter, health and success as you enter into adulthood. Our very best always! Amy, Bruce, Daniel & Devon Fuchs
You are a wonderful young man keep doing this wonderful work.
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah!
Mazel Tov Jonah! We cannot wait to celebrate with you. We love you! Aunt Allison, Uncle Jeffrey, Sabrina and Simon xoxo
Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah. I'm excited to celebrate with you. Noah Galit
Mazol Tov. Look forward to celebrating all you have accomplished. Best Wishes, Myles Pace
Mazel tov Jonah ð'TMAmy
Mazel Tov Jonah!!
Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah Love, Gabrielle
We love all of you guys and wish you health and happiness.
Congratulations Jonah! Such a great cause and you should be so proud. The Greenfaders
Sorry this is so late but great job!
Mazel Tov Jonah on your bar mitzvah and on your dedication to this most worthy cause!! All the best to you and your beautiful family!!!!! Michelle, Stuart, Emily, Ross & Alex Schecter
We are very proud of you!! Your cousins, Steve and Rose Ernst
So proud of you Jonah!! Love the Staubs
Keep up the good work Jonah. Your cousins, Barry, Kathy and our kids too
Runnin' with my brothers, headed for the homebase. With a steady pace on the face that just we raced. The road ahead goes on and on.... Runnin' on but never runnin' out.
Congrats Jonah! What an accomplishment! You're an inspiration for so many. Love, Lori, Audrey and Reese Bogin
Jonah, You are an inspiration to so many. You should be so proud. The Type Family (Katherine, Nick, Alexander and Amanda)
Jonah, you are such an amazing kid and inspiration. I am so proud of you!
Way to go Jonah! We are so proud of you!
Go Jonah!
Go Jonah! We are thrilled to support you and are incredibly proud of you! Great job to you and your family for all of your efforts.
What a great cause. You are a very special young man
Congratulations, Jonah! You are a superstar!
Wow Jonah! You are a pretty inspirational guy! Good luck with your mitzvah project!!!
You are an inspiration to many Jonah! Mazal Tov on your Bar Mitzvah!
In honor of Jonah... And his entire family that have shown him what it is to be an extraordinary person... And making the world a better place. Their love, generosity , and incredible kindness succeed in touching all those they come in contact with.
Jonah, you are an inspiration to all of us. Have a great race. Lots of love, The Marlazzi Family
Mazel tov!
Go Jonah, you rock!
Go Jonah! You continue to be an inspiration to others. Love, Tracy, Phil, Alex and Courteney Ross
You are truly an inspiration to us all! Mavel tov! Good luck on Sunday!
Mazel Tov Jonah...may good health follow you the rest of your life Love Roberta Trager
Go Jonah!!!! We love you!
Mazel Tov!
Jonah- you are amazing! xx The Slaytons
Mazel Tov Jonah!
Best of luck, Jonah! Love, Miller Fam.
Good luck on Sunday with your run!!! What a wonderful cause. Continued good health always!!!!
Mazal Tov! You are such an inspiration.
Dear Jonah, we are really looking forward to your Bar Mitzvah and to celebrating this special occasion with your friends and family. Good luck with your upcoming run. We know you and Samson will do great! Lots of love, the Drucker family
Knowing your mother, I'm not surprised to read what an incredible young man you have grown up to be. Amazing job raising money for such an incredible cause. I'm sorry you have experienced this first hand.
The Brown Family is happy to support Jonah's mitzvah project. Wishing you success and most importantly good health Rosemarie, Steve, and Lucas
Go Jonah! We are so proud of you. Love, Aunt Allison, Uncle Jeffrey, Sabrina and Simon
Go Jonah, we are so proud of you. Have a great run! xoxo Andrea, Michael, Elizabeth and Grace
we are very proud to support Jonah's important Mitzvah project! â¤ï¸ The Siegels
Way to go Jonah!!!! Keep up the good work!!
Go Jonah! You are one amazing young man, who keeps us laughing, and reminds us of the importance of perseverance. We love you! Lisa, Chris, Emma and Jack
So proud of you Jonah! Keep up the good work.
You've got the Wiener (winner) spirit--we are all proud of you!!
You have shown incredible courage and strength as the one and only Jonah Wiener. With love and admiration, Esther Bogin
Mazel Tov Jonah! You are an inspiration to all. Good luck on your big day! Lots of love! The Fuchs Family
Go Jonah!!
Congratulations on your big day!
You are an amazing boy. Lots of good luck
This is awesome! Good luck Jonah!!!
Proud of your work.
Could not be more proud! Mazel to a very special boy. We love you Jonah Love heather and Andy
I am so proud of the wonderful young man you are. Good luck in the race.
Jonah, What a wonderful bar mitzvah project! Thank you on behalf of all who will be helped by your hard work and generosity. Nancy and Stu
Good luck!
Jonah- Thank you for everything you have taught me. Love, Ms. Kean
Jonah, You set a wonderful example for all of us to follow.
Congratulations to Jonah on his double Mitzvah with this worthy project. And extra motivation for running never hurts....Allan Ripp (owner of Zeno!)
Jonah you are really an amazing kid and a big inspiration to others. i am really proud of you
GO JONAH!! LOVE, RYAN - and the Jarvis family
Jonah, you are an inspiration! Love, Linda and Lowell Dashefsky
You go Jonah! What a wonderful project!
Great Work Jonah!! You should be so proud of all your accomplishments. You are truly an inspiration to all!! XOXO The Goodman Family
Jonah your courage and determination is an inspiration to anyone who has the honor of knowing you!!!!!!
We love you Jonah!
The Blaustein family stands with pride and admiration of your strength, courage and choice of mitzvah project
So proud of you, Jonah, in so many ways!
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to give to you!
Go Jonah!! We love your courage and desire to make a difference for othersâ'¦you are one special kid!!!!!
Let me know if you want more runners because I'd love to run with you.
Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah project and Bar Mitzvah! Love David, Sonia and Emma and your BSNY family.
Jonah you are amazing in every way and an inspiration to everyone who is lucky enough to know you. We love and are soo very proud of you, and your wonderful mom, dad and brother. Good Luck on your very meaningful and worthwhile project. Grandma & Popp
Jonah, you are an inspiration to everyone.
Jonah I'm so PROUD of you. You are the best . I know you will reach your goal. Big Hugs the guy who cuts your hair MFL
Jonah you are an inspiration and your project is so meaningful!
Great job Jonah. Keep up the good work.
Jonah-Your courage over the years has been an inspiration to Theo and our family.
Go get em Jonah. I know you can do this. You're the bravest guy I have ever known. Love to you and your mom, dad and brother. You're the most wonderful, caring giving family I know.

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