SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A 5-year-old boy named Miles is having a big day of crime fighting. On Friday, Miles — dressed as “Batkid” — is zooming around San Francisco, California, saving a damsel in distress and capturing a couple of bad guys.
This battle is nothing for Miles, however, who is already fighting something much bigger — leukemia.
“He is a sunny, positive little boy and finds his inspiration in super heroes,” according to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. When asked what was his wish, Miles surprised everyone by saying he wanted to be Batkid. So, the non-profit organization has planned a fun-filled day for him as he “trains” with an adult “Batman.”
To start the day, Batkid rescued a damsel who was tied up on the Hyde Street cable car lines in Nob Hill. Then he was to go on to catch his nemesis, the Riddler, as he attempted to rob a bank.
From there, Batkid grabbed a little lunch. But before he got too comfortable, he was to get a special message from the chief of police, telling him to go to the window where he was to see a huge group of volunteers — er, citizens — jumping up and down and asking for help because the villain “Mr. P.” has kidnapped a famous San Francisco mascot!
Batkid will, of course, catch this “Mr. P.” and then end his day at City Hall, where the mayor and chief of police will thank him and give him the key to the city.
“We love to build the element of surprise into every wish, so he will have very little idea of what’s in store for him!” said Jennifer Wilson from Make-A-Wish.
The organization has hundreds of volunteers assembled to cheer on Batkid. Families were also encouraged to come out and watch the action as it unfolds. The full day’s agenda, including times and exact locations, is available on the site for Make-A-Wish’s Greater Bay Area chapter.
— AnnaRose (@theannarose) November 15, 2013
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