I love a good geeky feel good story, and this is a great one to start your week off. Next week the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be turning San Francisco, CA into Gotham City for a young boy named Miles. Miles is a 5-year-old with leukemia who's a fan of superheroes. His one wish is to be Batman, so they will transform the city, and for that day they will orchestrate crime fighting all over the city for “Batkid.” He will go around saving the city.
The event will take place on November 15th, and here are the awesome details of the event from the Make-a-Wish Foundation:
The day starts with a breaking news story. San Francisco’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batkid because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batkid, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batkid will be riding around the City, saving the day and performing feats of derring-do!
After rescuing a damsel in distress from the Hyde St. cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Puzzler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square. While at Burger Bar, he will get a special message from the Chief of Police to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batkid’s help. Why?
Because the villainous Mr. P. will be kidnapping a famous San Francisco 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 Mr. P., Batkid will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of San Francisco 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!
It sounds like Miles is going to have an incredibly fun and busy day! Click here to find out how you can donate to the cause or be a part of the event.