Michael is an eighth-grade Honor student at Elkhorn Ridge Middle School.
His interests include sports of all kinds, building legos and reading.
For his mitzvah project, Michael is honoring a friend who lost his battle with cancer by fundraising for all cancers.
He has a sister, Julia (15), and a brother, Brandon (9).
Grandparents are Marilyn and Steve Tipp of Omaha, and Fran Raffel and the late Jerrold Raffel of Portage, MI.