San Francisco to Become Gotham City for Leukemia Patient’s Make-a-Wish

Photo Credit: Make-a-Wish

Photo Credit: Make-a-Wish

The Make-a-Wish Foundation is getting ready to make a 5-year-old leukemia patient’s dreams come true.

The boy battling leukemia, named Miles, is described on the Make-a-Wish Foundation’s website as “a sunny, positive little boy [who] finds his inspiration in super heroes.”

That’s why on November 15th, the organization will be transforming San Francisco into Gotham City so Miles aka “Batkid” can save the city from crime.

The charity has organized a day-long event out of Miles’ wish to become Batman. They have even reached out to the public to participate and have gotten a big response back from people wanting to help.

“We’ve gotten people who want to volunteer to participate, actors reaching out asking if they can play a role, photographers and videographers offering their services, people who want to give Miles gifts, makeup artists willing to donate their services, a fire truck that want to come out and show their support,” Jen Wilson, marketing and promotions manager for the Make-a-Wish in San Francisco, told ABC News in an interview.

ABC News shared that the day will kick off with a news story airing on television in San Francisco. A police officer will broadcast to everyone that they need to find Batkid because they need his assistance in stopping Mr. Penguin who has kidnapped the San Francisco Giant’s mascot Lou Seal.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation also shared their plans to have Batkid save a damsel in distress who will be tied to the Hyde Street cable car line.

After fighting crime for the day, Batkid will be given a key to the city in front of a large crowd of people cheering him on.

“Since he wants to be a superhero, we felt like having a large crowd there waiting with signs and cheering him on would make him feel like a hero, not just because he battle villains and helped fight crime, but he’s a true hero,” Wilson said.


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Photo Credit: Make-a-Wish