Make-a-Wish makes Gotham City for 5-Year Old Batman
Five-year-old Miles wants to be Batman, and the citizens of San Fransisco is making sure he gets his chance.
The sweet 5-year-old boy is fighting leukemia – and on November 15th, he gets to forget about being sick and gets to be a little boy … who fights crime as his favorite superhero.
Countless businesses and volunteers are are teaming up to transform the Bay Area, into Gotham City. But wait — it gets more touching. Guess who’s going to be the superhero of the day? That’s right. Miles will play Batman.
Here’s how the day will progress as announced by the Bay Area Make-a-Wish website:
Gotham City’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batman because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batman, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batman will be riding in the “real” Batmobile around the City, saving the day and performing feats of derring-do!“
After rescuing a damsel in distress from the cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Riddler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batman will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a call on his batphone to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batman’s help. Why?
“Because the Penguin will be kidnapping a famous Gotham City mascot! The getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!
After catching the Penguin, Batman will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of Gotham City will thank him and give him the key to the city. We plan on having hundreds of volunteers and donors collected to cheer and thank our Batman! This is a great opportunity to see the magic of a wish in action – and a perfect outing for kids, grandkids and Bat-fans everywhere!”
Miles has leukemia, at least he’ll fight it with a smile.
UPDATE: Miles Scott got to live out his Batman dream as the entire city of San Francisco was transformed into Gotham just for him. But the fun isn’t over just yet. The entire thing was filmed and turned into a movie trailer for Batkid Rises. Check out the trailer: