On Friday November 15th I was able to witness an amazing event I will never forget! Miles Scott was granted his wish of becoming Batkid! Miles is 5 years old but has been battling an adult battle since he was one. Miles has leukemia. He is a bright, positive, little boy who found inspiration in super-heroes, his favorite being Batman. Miles told Make-A-Wish he wanted to be Batkid, and thanks to the Patricia Wilson and her crew at the Bay Area offices of Make A Wish and the city of San Francisco they were able to make his wish come true. Alongside batkid were thousands of volunteers cheering him on and watching him as he saved Gotham City aka “San Francisco”.
Miles day as “batkid” started out departing his hotel in batmobile after answering the Chief Police’s call for help. At 10:30am Batkid rescues a Damsel in distress while on the way to the apprehend the Riddler, who is in the middle of robbing a vault. While Batkid is enjoying lunch, a flashmob in Union Square alerts Batkid that Lou Seal has been kidnapped by the Penguin and Lou Seal drives off toward AT&T park in an open car. The Flashmob filled the streets of thousands of people and large speakers throughout Union Square echoed the sounds of the Batman soundtrack. It was incredible!
Batman and Batkid then chase the Penguin around the Promenade level of AT&T park, going through the cable car, down the Coke bottle slide, and end up near the miniature ball park. Lou Seal is tied up there, and Batkid rescued him. They then go down to the field to watch a message on the Jumbotron from the Chief of Police, inviting them to City Hall where the mayor is waiting to give them the key to the city. While waiting on the streets in front of City Hall with thousands of other fans waiting for Batkid to arrive there were volunteers handing out “Authentic Fan” signs with Batkids picture on the cover. The amount of energy poured into this event is unbelievable! The creativity and time that all of the volunteers poured into making Miles wish come true was such an inspiration to watch.
At City Hall, Mayor Ed Lee congratulates Miles on his daring feats of justice and presents him with a key to the city.
For more awesome photos check out the Batkid Photo Project on Facebook where people from around the world are posting pictures in support of Miles.