Cancer-Stricken 'Batkid' Saves San Francisco
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
November 15, 2013
The citizens of San Francisco turned their metropolis into Gotham for a day to make the wish of a 5-year-old cancer patient, Miles (a.k.a. Batkid), come true!
Batkid's appearance came right on time, as The City by the Bay was plagued by the biggest crime spree in the city's history. Thousands of volunteers cheered on Batkid as he defeated the Riddler and Penguin while rescuing a damsel in distress and Lou Seal, the San Francisco Giants' mascot.
The event -- organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation -- comes as Miles counts down to his last chemotherapy in June. The acute lymphoblastic leukemia that he's battled since he was 20 months old is finally in remission.
"He wanted to be Batman," Paticia Wilson, the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Bay Area executive director, told the Gotham City Chronicle. The faux newspaper was printed by the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday and featured an article written by Clark Kent.
After learning of Miles' wish, Wilson put in calls to volunteers across the city, but never expected such a turnout, which included Police Chief Greg Suhr, who stepped in as Commissioner Gordon.
Batkid went on his crusade alongside an adult Batman in a Lamborghini batmobile.
Follow Batkid's epic adventure in the photos below.