Lucas Edan Schaefer
Lucas Edan Schaefer will become a bar mitzvah on Jan. 19, 2019, at Temple Chai. He is the son of Nora and Eric Schaefer.
Grandparents are Marlene and Steve Leader of Closter, New Jersey, and Lois and Donald Schaefer.
For his mitzvah project, Lucas is raising money for the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society. This is the only research center in the world studying the 18th chromosome and syndromes associated with chromosome 18. Lucas was diagnosed with Chromosome 18p Deletion Syndrome at 5 months of age, and this is an important cause to him.
Lucas is a student at New Way Academy and he enjoys writing for his school’s newspaper, helping his family foster cats and learning about elevators, cars and root beer.