Boy to Fight Crime as Batkid Thanks to Make a Wish
San Francisco will have a young hero cleaning up its streets later this month, when Batkid makes his debut.
Five-year-old Miles, a superhero fan battling leukemia, is being granted his wish to become Batkid thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation. Miles will team up with Batman on Nov. 15 for a day of crime fighting.
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"Miles may only be 5 years old but he is fighting a very adult battle, one that we hope he will win," reads a post on the Make a Wish website. "Miles has leukemia. He is a bright, positive little boy who finds inspiration in superheroes. When we interviewed Miles for a wish, he surprised even his parents: Miles wants to be Batkid!"
The day will begin with breaking news that San Francisco's police chief is asking if anyone knows where Batkid is, because he's needed to capture super villains on the loose. Miles will rescue a damsel in distress, capture the Riddler as he attempts to rob a downtown bank and then relax during a lunch at the Burger Bar near Union Square.
After lunch, Miles will get a message from the police chief to look out the window, where he'll see a cheering crowd asking Batkid for help. They'll need him to catch the Penguin, who has just kidnapped a famous San Francisco mascot (Lou Seal).
At the end of the day, Miles will head to city hall, where San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the police chief will congratulate him and present him with a key to the city.
A crowd of volunteers is needed to make Miles' day a reality. Those wishing to participate in Miles' wish can RSVP here.
by Graeme McMillan