A year ago Saturday, the City of San Francisco transformed into Gotham City to give 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott a chance to fulfill his dream of fighting crime alongside Batman. A year later, San Francisco is back to normal and Miles is doing better than ever.
A discussion on Miles Scott’s documentary was featured at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con…
Scott, a cancer survivor, enthralled millions last November when the Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed San Francisco for his daylong escapade as the caped crusader. Now, filmmakers are hoping his internet celebrity can help fund a documentary preserves the feel-good moment for posterity.
The San Francisco Giants home opener at AT&T Park featured a special guest to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, the city’s hero, Batkid.
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.
The Batkid t-shirts that were created to benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation’s efforts to turn San Francisco into Gotham last week sold so quickly that thousands more have since been ordered.
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.”