Thursday, February 11, 2016

Make-a-Wish is turning San Francisco into Gotham City for a 5-year-old Batman fan

Miles is a 5-year-old boy in the San Francisco area who is battling leukemia. When the Make-a-Wish Foundation folks interviewed Miles, he told them that he really wants to be Batman.

Make-a-Wish is turning San Francisco into Gotham City for a 5-year-old Batman fan

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Miles is a 5-year-old boy in the San Francisco area who is battling leukemia. When the Make-a-Wish Foundation folks interviewed Miles, he told them that he really wants to be Batman.

So, on November 15th, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and a slew of volunteers are going to turn San Francisco into Gotham so that Miles can run around saving it from chaos.

Miles will be training with the adult Batman and riding around in the real Batmobile when they'll get a call for help. He'll get to save a "damsel in distress" from the train tracks in Nob Hill and catch the Riddler robbing a bank vault downtown.

The day will wrap up when Batman gets a call during lunch and goes to the window to see a bunch of people pleading for his help.

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! [Make-a-Wish]

Miles won't just be a hero. He'll be a silent guardian, a watchful protector... The Dark Knight! [h/t Jezebel]

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