Bat Kid Miles, 5-Year-Old Battling Leukemia, Gets To Save San Francisco
Bat Kid, a five-year-old boy currently in remission from leukemia, had his dream of being the DC superhero Batman come true on Friday in San Francisco by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Miles, who has suffered from leukemia for the past three years, wanted to be Batman – and Make-A Wish made it happen with the help of the city of San Francisco turning itself into Gotham. The San Francisco Chronicle got in the wish-making business, releasing a special issue of their daily newspaper with articles written by Louis Lane and Clark Kent. Local sports teams, businesses and police departments also took part in the action.
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For transportation across San Francisco-turned-Gotham, Bat Kid traveled in the superhero’s signature Batmobile. Thoughout the day, he fought the bad guys – recuing a damsel in distress on the cable car tracks and stopping the Riddler from robbing a bank. Bat Kid also saved the kidnapped San Francisco Giant’s mascot Lou Seal.
— Make-A-Wish Bay Area (@SFWish) November 15, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice also played along, putting out a formal indictment against both the Riddler and the Penguin – who was behind Lou Seal’s kidnapping.
“Way to go, Miles,” said President Barack Obama in a Vine. “Way to save Gotham!”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 15, 2013
– Chelsea Regan