San Francisco Becomes Gotham City for 5 Year-Old ‘Batkid’ Fighting Cancer


Make-a-Wish Foundation turns leukemia patient's dreams into reality

SAN FRANCISCO—Batkid is fighting crime on the mean streets of San Francisco.

Television news footage showed 5-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, leaving the city’s Union Square in one of two Batmobiles on Friday morning. The vehicles—two black Lamborghinis with Batman decals—were surrounded by media and onlookers.

The drive through city streets is part of a day of events organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill Miles’ wish to be Batkid. Miles was diagnosed with leukemia and is in remission.

The Lamborghinis were escorted by police, who also blocked off roads. Batkid’s first caper was rescuing a damsel in distress from cable car tracks. He was also scheduled to capture the Riddler as he robs a downtown bank and receive a key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee.

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  1. Jan says:

    Lovely to read a happy story, there is still kindness in this world, we need to hear more of these deeds.

  2. There are heroes out there who want to make the same thing happen for other children. Please take the time to look at the campaign band together to make that dream come true. Every bit helps!

  3. Richard G. says:

    You’re my hero Batkid. :)

  4. harleyb says:

    Ralph Garman is going to cry

  5. The Man says:

    Its a really nice gesture UNTIL WB sues the San Francisco city government and Make a Wish for trademark infringement, using copyrighted Batman Insgnia from the 1989 and 2005 films, and DC Comic Book characters!!!

  6. Lynne Houser Reese says:

    Thank you San Francisco and your wonderful police department and citizens for making this such a special day for this young man. I agree that this will be a positive memory for him forever..and what goes around, comes around.

  7. Valerie says:

    It’s amazing that so many kind hearted people can come together and put a smile on a little boys face.. This will be with him for life.. Way to go everyone!!!

  8. Liz says:

    What an extremely cool story. It certainly made my Friday.

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