The Make-A-Wish foundation is sending a Salinas teen who suffers from leukemia to see the World Cup soccer matches in Brazil.
It was a big night in Downtown San Jose for a Sharks fan who has been through some tough times. Sam Tageson, 17, was born with a serious heart condition. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Sharks signed the Martinez native to a one-day contract.
The family of Miles Scott has said the 5-year-old leukemia survivor was scheduled for a sequel, making a surprise appearance with Spiderman star Andrew Garfield, but the scene was cut, according to the International Business Times.
Philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman are picking up the city’s $105,000 tab for allowing Miles Scott to play the role of ‘Batkid’ in an elaborate, Make-A-Wish fantasy last year.
After winning hearts in San Francisco and beyond last month, “Batkid” is returning to the city this weekend for a Make-A-Wish fundraiser with the Police Department.
Much of the bill came from the big San Francisco Civic Center finale, where 5-year-old Miles Scott was given a key to the city.
San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said Monday, “It was really unbelievable. The best part about it is, although the little guy had to get sick to get better … there was no catastrophe, nobody had to die for all these people to show up to spectacularly support his victory.”
The actor said the way people came together to help a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia be “Batkid” for a day was “fantastic”…
San Francisco 49ers stars — and even coach Jim Harbaugh — all gave shoutouts to 5-year-old Miles Scott. The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Raiders also cheered him, along with Stanford’s baseball team among many others.
A young leukemia patient realized his dream to become Batman for a day as an army of volunteers transformed part of San Francisco into ‘Gotham City’ Friday.