Holy Wishes Come True, Batman!
Miles Scott lived every young boys dream recently when he got to be a superhero for a day! San Francisco was turned into a crime ravaged Gotham City, and it was Batkid’s job to rid it of the bad guys.
The whole set-up was orchestrated by Make-A-Wish Foundation, which turns dreams into reality for sick children. Miles, who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was not even two-years-old, found inspiration and strength in superheroes to make it through years of treatment. It became his wish to one day be a superhero himself and save people from bad guys.
Now five-years-old and cancer free, his wish came true. With the help of the San Francisco Police Department, Make-A-Wish set up crimes for Miles to fight. With the help of a second (adult) Batman, he battled supervillains such as the Riddler and the Penguin. Miles saved a woman who was tied to cable car tracks, and foiled the Riddler’s plan to rob a bank. Then, he saved the San Francisco Giant’s mascot who had been kidnapped by the Penguin.
After his day of crimefighting, Miles was the star of a celebration at San Francisco City Hall. The mayor of the city thanked him for his heroism and awarded him with a key to the city.
According to an article on CBS San Francisco, the organizers of Miles’ dream-day hope that it gave him some new skills and the ability to face anything head on. “He already battled a villain in real life. He fought cancer and won,” said Patricia Wilson, the director of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
According to us Batkid, Miles is definitely a superhero. Go Batkid!
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